How to hide the menu bar in windows explorer using group policies
Posted on 2011-04-27
I have a Windows 2003 SBS with a mixture of clients Windows Xp and Vista configured in a domain. I'm trying to restrict a certain group of users to only be able to navigate 1 folder. The users are restricted through group policies from accessing anything except an application via shortcuts on their desktop everything else is hidden or restricted. The application they use has access to a mapped drive N:\ with multiple folders. The requirement has recently changed for me to give access to a folder within the N:\ drive without restricting access to the rest of N drive. I created a shortcut in their manadatory profile pointing to this folder. I have tried customising the standard toolbar in Windows explorer to remove the up one level button and have just left the back button available. Can only hide the file menu from the menu bar, i need to remove it completely from Windows explorer is this possible, have seen some references to playing with registry keys on the individual pcs but would be last resort.