Posted on 2014-08-07
At work in Active Directory there is a OU that is setup to lock down computers so that they can only run certain programs. Sometimes this make simple things like moving the taskbar into a longer than necessary process. So I was looking around for a solution and came across this command
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 1
which opens the task bars and start menu properties. I tried this because the pc's in the resticted OU are so locked down, you can't right click on anything. Also, the control panel is hidden. I tried the above command on my pc and it works fine. However, on a locked down pc you get
"This operation was cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."
would there be a way to run this command so that it unlocks the taskbar? Or is there a better way to unlock the taskbar through the command line or something like it?
Also, I can't do this through group policy, and I'm not trying to get around security, it is just to move a taskbar. I can't see how that would affect security, the user just wants to move the taskbar.