Disable customizing browser toolbars

Prevents users from determining which toolbars are displayed in Microsoft Internet Explorer and File Explorer. If you enable this policy the list of toolbars which users can display by clicking the View menu and then pointing to the Toolbars command will appear dimmed. If you disable this policy or do not configure it users can determine which toolbars are displayed in File Explorer and Internet Explorer. This policy can be used in coordination with the “Disable customizing browser toolbar buttons” policy which prevents users from adding or removing toolbars from Internet Explorer.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoBandCustomize

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Toolbars


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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