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Security Policies - Explorer

Desktop Central supports configuring the following security policies in Explorer category:

Security Policy Description

Remove folder options menu item from the tools menu

Removes the Folder Options item from all Windows Explorer menus and removes the Folder Options item from Control Panel. As a result, users cannot use the Folder Options dialog box.

Remove Shutdown from Start menu and task manager

Removes shutdown from the start menu and task manager dialog.

Remove File menu from Explorer

Removes the File menu from My Computer and Windows Explorer

Remove 'Map network drive' and 'Disconnect network drive'

Prevents users from using Windows Explorer or My Network Places to map or disconnect network drives.

Remove Context Menu in Shell folders

Removes context menus which appears while right clicking any folder in the explorer

Turn on classic shell

This setting allows you to remove the Active Desktop and Web view features. If you enable this setting, it will disable the Active Desktop and Web view.

Allow only approved Shell extensions

This setting is designed to ensure that shell extensions can operate on a per-user basis. If you enable this setting, Windows is directed to only run those shell extensions that have either been approved by an administrator or that will not impact other users of the machine.

Do not track Shell shortcuts during roaming

Determines whether Windows traces shortcuts back to their sources when it cannot find the target on the user's system.

Remove search button from Windows explorer

Removes the Search button from the Windows Explorer toolbar.

Hides the manage item on the Windows explorer context menu

Removes the Manage item from the Windows Explorer context menu. This context menu appears when you right-click Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Remove hardware tab

This setting removes the Hardware tab from Mouse, Keyboard, and Sounds and Audio Devices in Control Panel. It also removes the Hardware tab from the Properties dialog box for all local drives, including hard drives, floppy disk drives, and CD-ROM drives.

Remove DFS tab

Removes the DFS tab from Windows Explorer.

Remove UI to change menu animation setting

Prevents users from selecting the option to animate the movement of windows, menus, and lists.  If you enable this setting, the "Use transition effects for menus and tooltips" option in Display in Control Panel is disabled.

Remove UI to change keyboard navigation indicator setting

When this Display Properties option is selected, the underlining that indicates a keyboard shortcut character (hot key) does not appear on menus until you press ALT.

No 'computers near me' in My Network places

Removes the "Computers Near Me" option and the icons representing nearby computers from My Network Places. This setting also removes these icons from the Map Network Drive browser.

No 'Entire network' in My Network places

Removes the Entire Network option and the icons representing networked computers from My Network Places and from the browser associated with the Map Network Drive option.

Do not request alternate credentials

This setting suppresses the "Install Program As Other User" dialog box for local and network installations. This dialog box, which prompts the current user for the user name and password of an administrator, appears when users who are not administrators try to install programs locally on their computers.

Request credentials for network installations

This setting displays the "Install Program As Other User" dialog box even when a program is being installed from files on a network computer across a local area network connection.

Hide logoff menu item

This option removes Log Off item from the Start Menu. It also removes the Log Off button from the Windows Security dialog box.



The policy descriptions are taken from Microsoft Help Documentation