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Published on 05.25.09 by Brent Trahan

Prevent Users from Rearranging Taskbar Toolbars

Learn how to prevent users from rearranging taskbar toolbars in Windows 7.

If you enable this setting the user will not be able to drag or drop toolbars to the taskbar.

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

Prevent User from Rearranging Taskbar Toolbars

  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 rearranging 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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