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Security Tab - Add or Remove from Properties

How to Add or Remove Security Tab from Properties in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
Published by Brink
30 Apr 2010
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How to Add or Remove Security Tab from Properties in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Security tab in the Properties window of all folders, files, shortcuts, and drives for all users in Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

If the Security tab is removed, all users will not be able to change the security permission settings or view a list of all users that have access to folders, files, shortcuts, and drives.

The Security tab is not available for file and folder properties if their storage location is using the FAT or FAT32 file system.

EXAMPLE: Security Tab Added (default) and Removed
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OPTION ONE
Add or Remove Security Tab using a REG File Download
1. To Add or Restore the Security Tab
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Add-Restore_Security_Tab.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Remove the Security Tab
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Remove_Security_Tab.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file, and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK if prompted to approve the merge.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






OPTION TWO
Add or Remove Security Tab in Group Policy
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.
2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Explorer. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, right click on Remove Security tab and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Add or Restore the Security Tab
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
B) Go to step 6.
5. To Remove the Security Tab
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn







30 Apr 2010   #1
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Another great tutorial Shawn, and you make them so easy to apply and understand.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Sir Derek.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Thank you Sir Derek.
You're Welcome. Have I just been Knighted?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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15 Aug 2010   #4
pps

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Security tab at properties of Devices and Printers

The security tab at properties of elements in the Devices and Printers folder seems not to be effected by this Windows Explorer policy. I searched the Local Group Policy Editor, but did not find a similar policy.
Is there a configurable policy to add or remove the security tab from properties of elements in the Devices and Printers folder?
I run W 7 Pro and I have the security tab everywhere at the properties but not at Devices and Printers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello PPS, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Security tab will not be available in "Devices and Printers". Instead, it's only available in the direct right click Properties page of folders, files, shortcuts, and drives (Computer window).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2010   #6
pps

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I'm not sure I understand. I miss the security tab at the properties popup of every printer and device. It should be possible to get it back: printer "security tab" "windows 7" - Google Search
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

For some printers, you may be able to get a Security tab in properties from the Printers window. The tutorial below will help show you how to create a Printers shortcut to be able to right click on the printer for this.

Printers Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Aug 2010   #8
pps

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

It works for all my printers (network printers). Cool. Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Aug 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome PPS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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