I'm attempting to lock down a Windows 7 build but I've noticed that users (In this case, students) can highlight a drive and get to the properties menu. I'd like to disable this if possible.

I normally use the following GPO:

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\Remove Windows Explorer's default context menu

Which also disables the "Properties" button, but occasionally customers ask for this to be left enabled. So, is there a way to do both?

Drive Properties


Why bother with hiding things? I don't feel like hiding things, typically, accomplishes much of anything useful and usually creates "make work".

Make sure that the NTFS and/or share permissions on the shared folder are such that the student users can't actually make any changes to permissions and let them look at the "Properties" sheets all they want.

  • I don't disagree, and this question was really more out of curiosity as I couldn't find anything else on the net. But, in my experience, kids will click and play with anything they can find - so it's in my interest to provide the customer with a solution that contains minimal fuss! – Dan Aug 1 '13 at 14:30

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