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Published on 05.25.09 by Brent Trahan

Prevent Users from Moving the Taskbar

Learn how to prevent users from moving the taskbar in Windows 7.

Prevents users from moving taskbar to another screen dock location.

If you enable this policy setting the user will not be able to drag their taskbar to another side of the monitor(s).

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the user may be able to drag their taskbar to other sides of the monitor unless disallowed by another policy setting.

Prevent Users from Moving the 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.

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  3. Double-click Prevent users from moving taskbar to another screen dock location in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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