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Published on 05.20.09 by Brent Trahan

Prohibit Adjusting the Desktop Toolbars

Learn how to prohibit adjusting the desktop toolbars in Windows 7.

Prevents users from adjusting the length of desktop toolbars. Also, users cannot reposition items or toolbars on docked toolbars.

This setting does not prevent users from adding or removing toolbars on the desktop.

Note: If users have adjusted their toolbars, this setting prevents them from restoring the default configuration.

Prohibit Adjusting the Desktop 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 Desktop in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Prohibit adjusting desktop 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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