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Windows Thread, Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu in Technical; I know that XP has a few flaws, but in an educational evironment, this is medium to high. We disallow ...
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    Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    I know that XP has a few flaws, but in an educational evironment, this is medium to high. We disallow access to the C: tfor obvious reasons, but... users can still get to it... even though right click is disabled and users cannot get to c:. All they do is right click on all programs and then you have Open, Explore or properites. If you click on explore, you can get to all of c:.

    My question is, does anyone know how to stop that either as a reg entry or via GPO.

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    There is a group policy that stops you from right clicking the start menu i will look when i get to a domain machine.

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    Are you using this policy? User Config>Admin Teplates>Windows Components>Windows Explorer> Prevent access to drives from my computer.

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    The setting you're after is at:

    User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar

    You'll want that setting "enabled".

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    thanks for all the replies,

    @ meastaugh1 and shmeepee:
    all these settings are set already. We have very tightly locked down accounts.

    Any more suggestions

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    It should be ok then...

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    nope, they still have the option to right click on all programs

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    If you're still having difficulties, you could try something along these lines:

    http://lists.webjunction.org/wjlists...ly/036850.html

    I've not tested it, so be careful! If something along those lines works, you can use a GPO to set the permissions on the relevant registry keys.

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    Hey Hey, that might be it. Ill try it out on a machine at work 2morrow, i aint testing it at home. lol. Thanks alot. Will let you know if that sorts it.

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    Oh right you have Windows 2000, that’s a problem that’s with it. Microsoft decided against fixing it.

    Its fixed in Windows XP though.

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    He's got XP according to the first post, but the reg keys are in the same place as win2k. The permission changes basically deny the user access to find out what program is executed when you choose "Explore" or "Open" so it fails.

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    Yeah ive got XP but ill let you all know what happens

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    Quote Originally Posted by sahmeepee
    If you're still having difficulties, you could try something along these lines:

    http://lists.webjunction.org/wjlists...ly/036850.html

    I've not tested it, so be careful! If something along those lines works, you can use a GPO to set the permissions on the relevant registry keys.
    This works!!!

    Thank You!!

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    thanks for all the replies,

    @ meastaugh1 and shmeepee:
    all these settings are set already. We have very tightly locked down accounts.

    Any more suggestions
    if you are using gpo's to lock down the workstation then they should not be able to right click if you have configured that setting.

    Are you using folder redirection?
    We are using that and i know they can click the programs folder and that opens up explorer, their is a admin file on this site that fixes that but i have not had the chance to test it.

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    Re: Potential Flaw in XP -- Start menu

    We have this problem as well..
    I have scoured the GPO's for right click settings and disabled all bar Internet Explorer, but right clicking the "All Programs" menu on the XP Stye start menu allows them access to the system (unfiltered!)

    The only workaround I found was to enforce classic start menu's

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