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Disabling Help & Support ??

by chaingang / March 22, 2007 4:07 AM PDT

Im trying to disable the Help & Support feature on Win XP Home & Pro versions. This is to avoid using it to execute programs from it. I searched in the Admin templ. in the group policy and cant find it.

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Link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 4:23 AM PDT
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I need to disable >>>
by chaingang / March 22, 2007 4:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Link only.

This only removes that shortcut. Any window you open can open the Help at the end of the file menu. Im looking to disable it completely.

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Unregister the help dll too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 5:05 AM PDT
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Microsoft writes about it at this article.

Your better IT staff will lock the needed .exe that the recent threat revealed. Some will just delete it on each login with the login script.


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I'll try it
by chaingang / March 22, 2007 5:10 AM PDT

Ok, thanks I will try it tomorrow. These computers are used by Federal inmates in a prison and have to be tightly secured. So im trying to get as much info in restricting them as possible.

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