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Published on 05.25.09 by Brent Trahan

Prevent Users from Adding or Removing Toolbars from Taskbar

Learn how to prevent users from adding or removing toolbars from the taskbar in Windows 7.

If you enable this policy setting the user will not be allowed to add or remove any toolbars to the taskbar. Applications will not be able to add toolbars either.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the users and applications will be able to add toolbars to the taskbar.

Prevent Adding or Removing Toolbars from Taskbar

  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.


  3. Double-click Prevent users from adding or removing toolbars in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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