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October 10, 2002 8:33:57 PM

Does anyone know how to disable the feature set as background in Internet Explorer on a win98 machine, or if that wont work I would like to disable the right mouse button so that they cant chose it, anyone have any suggestions?

Christopher Russell
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Fire Mountain Gems<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by hondafmg on 10/15/02 08:46 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
October 12, 2002 11:32:47 PM

Operating system?

In Win2K and WinXP Pro, you'd use the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), from the Start/Run Command line. Then you'd browse to User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Internet Explorer/Browser menus, and choose Disable Context menu. Right-click on an item and choose Properties to set the configurations for that item.

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October 14, 2002 4:23:08 PM

But how do yo disable it in win98

Christopher Russell
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October 14, 2002 5:21:15 PM

A couple of things you could try:

You could add a DWORD value to this Registry Key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.

The new DWORD value would be "NoViewContextMenu", with a value data of 1 (no quotes).

You could also use a third-party editor, such as <A HREF="http://www.winsite.com/bin/Info?1500000034965" target="_new">WinAdmin 2.2</A>, which would give you more control over the systems, such as the right-click context menu in IE, among other nifty features. Pretty good for $14.00.

You might also find that using the System Policy Editor will allow you to place extra restrictions over the systems. For instance, by clicking the "Remove folders from Settings on Start Menu" box, you can prevent users from accessing the Control Panel via the Start Menu. You can create many other restrictions, including the disabling of the Run prompt, the MS-DOS prompt, and even the disabling of the Registry editor.

The System Policy Editor (poledit.exe) is located on the Windows 98 CD at \tools\reskit\netadmin\poledit.

<A HREF="http://www.zisman.ca/poledit/" target="_new">Using Poledit: Policy Editor to help secure Windows 95/98 computers</A>

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October 16, 2002 4:17:56 AM

is there any other way to get to those settings other than add remove snapin?

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