Registry Editor Tricks

Though many of u may know all of them or a few of them already, but I think it would be good to share them with u.


All tricks are based on Registry editing. If u are new to edit registry, backup Registry.
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So I'll tell the keyname and the value, that u hv to create for the restriction! If the key is not present, then simply create it.


So here we go:


1.) Restrict Display Properties:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\System


create DWORD value NoDispCPL and set its value to 1



2.) Restrict Taskbar Properties:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

create DWORD value NoSetTaskbar and set its value to 1



3.) Restrict Folder Options:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

create DWORD value NoFolderOptions and set its value to 1



4.) Restrict Locking/Unlocking the taskbar:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

create DWORD value LockTaskbar and set its value to 1



5.) Restrict Active Desktop:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

create DWORD value NoActiveDesktop and set its value to 1



6.) Restrict adding/deleting items from Toolbars:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

create DWORD value NoToolbarCustomize and set its value to 1



7.) Restrict adding/deleting toolbars:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

create DWORD value NoBandCustomize and set its value to 1



8.) Restrict right-click in Start Menu:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

create DWORD value NoChangeStartMenu and set its value to 1



9.) Restrict Desktop Cleanup Wizard:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

create DWORD value NoDesktopCleanupWizard and set its value to 1



10.) Restrict notification at low disk space:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

create DWORD value NoLowDiskSpaceChecks and set its value to 1



11.) Restrict Taskbar Context Menu:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

create DWORD value NoTrayContextMenu and set its value to 1



12.) Restrict Programs to run:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun

create String value with any name, like 1 and set its value to the program's EXE file.

e.g., If u want to restrict msconfig, then create a String value 1 and set its value to msconfig.exe. If u want to restrict more programs, then simply create more String values with names 2, 3 and so on and set their values to the program's exe.



13.) Restrict Registry Editor:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\System

create DWORD value DisableRegistryTools and set its value to 1



14.) Restrict Task Manager:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\System

create DWORD value DisableTaskMgr and set its value to 1



15.) Restrict Drives in My Computer:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

In right-side pane, create a new DWORD value NoViewOnDrive and change its value as following:

3 : To Restrict A and B drives only.

4 : To Restrict C drive only.

7 : To Restrict A, B, and C drives only.

8 : To Restrict D drive only.

F : To Restrict A, B, C, and D drives only.

03FFFFFF : To Restrict all drives.



And if you want more specific restrictions, like you want to restrict a combination of other drives, then you can use decimal no. instead of hexadecimal no. Following is a list for all drives decimal no.:



A: 1

B: 2

C: 4

D: 8
E: 16
F: 32
G: 64
H: 128
I: 256
J: 512
K: 1024
L: 2048
M: 4096
N: 8192
O: 16384
P: 32768
Q: 65536
R: 131072
S: 262144
T: 524288
U: 1048576
V: 2097152
W: 4194304
X: 8388608
Y: 16777216
Z: 33554432
ALL: 67108863


So if you want to disable a combination of drives, just sum their numbers and give the same value to NoViewOnDrive. e.g., for restricting CDEF drives, give the value: 4+8+16+32 = 60


NOTE: You can also hide the drives using NoDrives DWORD value. The location and its value remain same as the above trick.



16.) Restrict New option in context menu:


HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\Con textMenuHandlers\New


And delete the value of Default, e.g., empty it.



17.) Restrict Send To in context menu:


HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\Con textMenuHandlers\Send

To


And delete the value of Default, e.g., empty it.



18.) Restrict Balloon Tips:



HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Create DWORD value EnableBalloonTips and set its value to 0



19.) Restrict Users to enable New XP StartMenu:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

Create DWORD value NoSimpleStartMenu and set its value to 1



20.) Restrict Command Prompt:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Wind ows\System


Create DWORD value DisableCMD and set its value to 2



21.) Restrict Writing to USB Drives:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\StorageDevicePolicies

Create DWORD value WriteProtect and set its value to 1



22.) Restrict RUN in New XP StartMenu:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

Create DWORD value NoRun and set its value to 1

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