Prevent adding dragging dropping and closing the Taskbar’s toolbars

Prevents users from manipulating desktop toolbars. If you enable this setting users cannot add or remove toolbars from the desktop. Also users cannot drag toolbars on to or off of docked toolbars. Note: If users have added or removed toolbars this setting prevents them from restoring the default configuration. Tip: To view the toolbars that can be added to the desktop right-click a docked toolbar (such as the taskbar beside the Start button) and point to “Toolbars. “Also see the “Prohibit adjusting desktop toolbars” setting.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  2. The Administrative Template path is:



* 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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