Disable changes to the desktop toolbars


If you are into controlling the desktop and want to prevent users from twiddling
with the toolbars, you can use the following registry hacks.

This hack will prevent them from reordering items on the toolbars and even
from repositioning the toolbars. It is safer to use the Disable adjusting desktop toolbars Group Policy at User
Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Desktop.

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER

Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Name: NoMovingBands

Type: REG_DWORD
Value:
1 Disable
0 Enable
This hack will prevent users from adding or removing desktop toolbars and
from dragging toolbars on/off docked toolbars. It is safter to use the Disable adding, dragging, dropping and closing the Taskbar’s
toolbars
Group Policy at User
Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Desktop.

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER

Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Name: NoCloseDragDropBands

Type: REG_DWORD
Value:
1 Disable
0 Enable

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