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Prevent Changes to the Start Menu

To prevent any changes to the Start Menu, even a right click:

1. Start Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer
3. Add a DWORD called NoChangeStartMenu
4. Give it a value of 1

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DOS Restrictions

There are restrictions you can make to the ability to execute DOS programs

1. Start Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_Current_User / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Policies
3. Create a new - under Policies called WinOldApp
4. You can then add DWORD values set to 1 in the appropriate -
5. To re-enable them, either delete the - or set the value to 0

* Disabled - Disable MS-DOS Prompt
* NoRealMode - Disables Single-Mode MS-DOS


Networking Restrictions

There are general restrictions you can make in Networking

1. Start Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_Current_User / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Policies
3. Create a new - under Policies called Network
4. You can then add DWORD values set to 1 in the appropriate -
5. To re-enable them, either delete the - or set the value to 0

* DisablePwdCaching = Password Caching
* HideSharePwds [hex] =Shared Passwords
* NoEntireNetwork =Entire Network
* NoNetSetup =Network applet
* NoNetSetupIDPage =Network Identification tab
* NoNetSetupSecurityPage =Network Access tab
* NoFileSharing =Network File Sharing button
* MinPwdLen = set Minimum Password Length (integer number: 0 - 99)
* NoPrintSharing =Network Print Sharing button
* NoWorkgroupContents =Network Workgroup


Control Panel Restrictions

There are many general restrictions you can make to the Control Panel

1. Start Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_Current_User / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Policies
3. Create a new - under Policies called System
4. You can then add DWORD values set to 1 in the appropriate -
5. To re-enable them, either delete the - or set the value to 0

* NoDispCPL - Disable Display Control Panel
* NoDispBackgroundPage - Hide Background Page
* NoDispScrSavPage - Hide Screen Saver Page
* NoDispAppearancePage - Hide Appearance Page
* NoDispSettingsPage - Hide Settings Page
* NoSecCPL - Disable Password Control Panel
* NoPwdPage - Hide Password Change Page
* NoAdminPage - Hide Remote Administration Page
* NoProfilePage - Hide User Profiles Page
* NoDevMgrPage - Hide Device Manager Page
* NoConfigPage - Hide Hardware Profiles Page
* NoFileSysPage - Hide File System Button
* NoVirtMemPage - Hide Virtual Memory Button


Restricting the Start Menu, Explorer and the Desktop

There are many general restrictions you can make to the Start Menu, the Explorer and to the Desktop itself.

1. Start Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_Current_User / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Policies
3. There should already be at least a Explorer section there already
4. Additional - that can be created under Policies are WinOldApp
5. You can then add DWORD values set to 1 in the appropriate -
6. To re-enable them, either delete the - or set the value to 0

* ClearRecentDocsOnExit = Clear of Recent Documents on Exit
* NoAddPrinter = Adding new printers
* NoClose = Computer Shutdown
* NoDeletePrinter = Delete Installed Printers
* NoDesktop = Doesn't show Desktop items as well as and Desktop right-click menu
* NoDevMgrUpdate = Windows 98/ME web Update Manager
* NoDrives [hex] = Hides Drives in my computer
* NoFind = Find command
* NoInternetIcon = Internet Icon on Desktop
* NoNetHood = Network Neighborhood
* NoRecentDocsHistory = Recent Documents in Start Menu
* NoRun = Run command
* NoSaveSettings = Save Settings on exit
* NoSetFolders = Folders in Start Menu -> Settings
* NoSetTaskbar = Taskbar in Start Menu -> Settings
* NoSMMyDocs = My Documents folder in Start Menu
* NoSMMyPictures = My Pictures folder in Start Menu
* NoWindowsUpdate = Windows web Update


Changing Office 2000's Excel Undo History

By default, Excel has only approximately 16 undo's you can perform.

To increase that number:

1. Start Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Office \ 9.0 \ Excel \ Options
3. Add a dword called UndoHistory
4. Give it the value you want for the amount you want


Changing the Title on Windows Media Player

You can change the title bar for the Windows Media Player

1. Start Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_USERS \ .DEFAULT \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ WindowsMediaPlayer
3. Create a string value of TitleBar
4. Give it a value of whatever you want to appear in the title bar
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