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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. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888534

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.

Bob

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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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