+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Removing 'Administrative Tools' from Remote Desktop user Start Menu in Technical; Hi everyone, I have set up a temporary Remote Desktop server to allow certain users to access the school desktop ...
  1. #1
    mulderite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    52
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    16

    Removing 'Administrative Tools' from Remote Desktop user Start Menu

    Hi everyone,

    I have set up a temporary Remote Desktop server to allow certain users to access the school desktop environment from home. Everything seems to be going well except the 'Administrative Tools' program group is showing in the Start Menu when they login via Remote Desktop Services. Is there an easy way to remove this from their Start Menu?

    Many thanks.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    US
    Posts
    56
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    6
    The rdp shouldn't make a difference the gpo limiting their access should still apply to them as long as their in the proper organizational units.

  3. #3

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,850
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 598 Times in 514 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    227
    Un-install the admin tools from the Terminal server?

  4. #4
    detjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    399
    Thank Post
    14
    Thanked 61 Times in 51 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    Doesn't that come from 'default user' of 'all users' on the remote server? Would hiding it in that start menu work?

  5. #5
    TheScarfedOne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Plymouth, Devon
    Posts
    1,123
    Thank Post
    767
    Thanked 176 Times in 159 Posts
    Blog Entries
    78
    Rep Power
    86
    I came across this problem when setting up our Remote Desktop farm. What you need to do is set up a new GPO with the GPO Mode set to merge. Under the User Config, Preferences, Start Menu - remove the check box for Admin Tools, and make any other changes you need.

  6. #6
    fairm010's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    C:/Windows/System32/
    Posts
    1,442
    Thank Post
    62
    Thanked 207 Times in 179 Posts
    Rep Power
    56
    If you're running Server 08 R2 go to GP. Create or edit your lockdown policy and go to User Prefs>Windows>Start Menu> Right click>New. Select the options you want but change "Administritive tools" to do not display, and apply.

    Damn, beaten to it!

  7. Thanks to fairm010 from:

    TheScarfedOne (30th November 2012)



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. What to expect from Remote Desktop Services
    By jmair in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19th October 2011, 08:06 PM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29th June 2011, 01:44 PM
  3. remote desktop user right restrictions
    By imadsani in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20th July 2010, 02:05 PM
  4. Group Policy - Set User Desktops and Start Menu's
    By Iain.Faulkner in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 7th September 2009, 11:36 PM
  5. [XP] All Users start menu / desktop
    By Psymon in forum Windows
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28th April 2009, 03:31 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •