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Changing Start Screen and Taskbar Policies
Table 6-1: Group Policy Settings to Configure the Start Screen and Taskbar
POLICY
DESCRIPTION
Lock the taskbar
Controls the locking state of the taskbar. A
locked taskbar does not allow any changes to
be made to it.
Add “Run in Separate Memory
Space” checkbox to Run dialog box
Adds an additional setting for running
programs with the Run box. I recommend
enabling this setting.
Prevent changes to taskbar and
Start menu settings
Locks taskbar and Start menu settings.
Remove Clock from system
notification area
Hides the clock.
Prevent grouping of taskbar items
Disables application grouping on the taskbar.
Do not display any custom toolbars
in the taskbar
Disables third-party taskbars or user-made
toolbars.
Remove access to the context
menus for the taskbar
Disables capacity to right-click the toolbars in
the taskbar.
Hide the notification area
Disables the entire notification area (system
tray).
Remove the Action Center icon
Hides the Action Center icon in the notification
area.
Remove the networking icon
Hides networking icon in the notification area.
Remove the battery meter
Hides power icon in the notification area.
Remove volume control icon
Hides volume icon in the notification area.
Turn off feature advertisement
balloon notifications
Disables pop-up help about features.
Do not allow pinning items in Jump
Lists
Disables adding items to Jump Lists.
Do not allow pinning programs to
the taskbar
Disables adding applications to the taskbar.
Do not display or track items in
Jump Lists from remote locations
Prevents recent documents from network
shares from showing up in Jump Lists.
Turn off automatic promotion of
notification icons to taskbar
Disables temporarily adding new notification
area icons to the notification area before
moving to overflow container.
Lock all taskbar settings
Locks the taskbar.
Prevent users from adding or
removing toolbars
Disables the ability to add toolbars.
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