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Published on 05.25.09 by Brent Trahan

Lock All Taskbar Settings

Learn how to lock all taskbar settings in Windows 7.

Prevents the user from making any changes to the taskbar settings through the Taskbar Properties dialog.

If you enable this setting the user cannot access the taskbar control panel. The user is also unable to resize, move or rearrange toolbars on their taskbar.

If you disable or do not configure this setting the user will be able to set any taskbar setting that is not disallowed by another policy setting.

Lock All Taskbar Settings

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and then select Start Menu and Taskbar in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Lock all taskbar settings in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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