How to remove Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) OR disable Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) this through GPO.


We have windows 2012 DC and windows 7 running on our network. When a restricted user logs in on a windows 7 PC
When Accessories Folder is expanded, I can see the Systems tool and again when I expand System Tools, I can see the Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) listed.
I don’t want the restricted user to use the Internet Explorer (No Add-ons). Is it possible to remove this OR disable this through GPO.
Or Systems tools folder is not required for the restricted user.

Any help and tutorial will be great.
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Hello ThereConnect With a Mentor System AdministratorCommented:
Try this:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Security Features\Add-on Management -> Add-on list - DISABLED
Hello ThereConnect With a Mentor System AdministratorCommented:
User Configuration - Policies - Administrative Templates – Desktop - Hide Internet Explorer icon on desktop to ENABLED.
Sam Simon NasserConnect With a Mentor IT Support ProfessionalCommented:
You can also restrict Internet settings via Group Policy. Follow these steps:

On your domain controller, right-click the organizational unit that contains your domain users, and select Properties.
On the Group Policy tab, click Edit.
Expand User Configuration to set restrictions on a per-user basis.
Expand Windows Settings, and expand Internet Explorer Maintenance.
Select Connection, and double-click Proxy Settings.
Select the Enable Proxy Settings check box, add to the HTTP entry, and click OK.
Expand Administrative Templates, and expand Windows Components.
Select Internet Explorer, and double-click Disable Changing Proxy Settings.
Select Enabled, and click OK.
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Sam Simon NasserConnect With a Mentor IT Support ProfessionalCommented:
there is a manual way, but involve going on every pc, go to control panel - programs and features, turn windows features on or off, and remove the tick on internet explorer.
lianne143Author Commented:
I don't want to remove the internet explorer icon completely.

But only want to remove  only the Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) which is under

 -Systems Tool
    -Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)
lianne143Author Commented:
The reason I want to remove  -Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) is we have installed a software to control internet access and adds a add-on to the internet explorer.
The restricted user don't use the internet explorer that is on the task bar - Rather uses the Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)  and by passes internet without add-ons
Sam Simon NasserConnect With a Mentor IT Support ProfessionalCommented:
let me ask a question, why are you focusing on Internet explorer? does that extensions work on Chrome of FireFox? there is GPO addon to customize chrome and FireFor under group policy.
lianne143Author Commented:
We use only internet explorer and chrome, not sure if it work with chrome. I will double check this and get back to you.
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