Prevent changes to Taskbar and Start Menu Settings

This policy setting allows you to prevent changes to Taskbar and Start Menu Settings. If you enable this policy setting The user will be prevented from opening the Taskbar Properties dialog box. If the user right-clicks the taskbar and then clicks Properties a message appears explaining that a setting prevents the action. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the Taskbar and Start Menu items are available from Settings on the Start menu.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Start Menu and Taskbar


* 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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