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Windows 7: How to remove properties from context menu and/or shortcut tab?

27 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
How to remove properties from context menu and/or shortcut tab?

Good day peeps,

I have a question for the masses.

I am deploying 12 computers out into the field for use in a semi-public environment. These computers are on our domain, have their own OU and blocked inheritance is on. I have been able to lock almost everything down using GPO and Registry hacking except the removal of the properties menu from the right click context menu and/or the shortcut tab in the properties context menu.

I have scoured the web looking for this solution, and I have seen a lot of postings of this issue but no one has been able to give a solution.

Current Locked down list(using GPO and Registry):
Removed open file location on start menu and properties context menu
Removed shortcut context menu
Removed new context menu
Removed send to context menu

I was wondering if anybody would know the registry key for either?


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29 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

There is this:

Properties - Add or Remove from Computer Context Menu

But that is just from the computer context menu....



This should help you pinpoint the key:

Context Menu Editors: Add, Remove, Edit Windows Context Menu items
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29 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I just checked my gpo and the computer context menu is already disabled.

The problem is that disabling the context menu in general will not work because the cut, copy, and paste functions will not be there.

These computers are being used for kids also so I can not get rid of that function. I know the control c and v will still work but not everyone knows that unfortunately.

I found that article a couple weeks ago and I searched through the registry for keywords but still was not able to find the properties key. I even tried all the programs that were suggested but still did not help unless I was just not seeing it.

I appreciate your help!
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30 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

In addition CCleaner has an option to disable/remove/enable context menu. See below.

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30 Mar 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

In addition CCleaner has an option to disable/remove/enable context menu. See below.

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01 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Ccleaner did show the properties context menu item.

I have accepted the fact I will not be able to disable this so I make an Acronis image of the computer.
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