Tips & Tricks
To restrict access to the Start menu, navigate to the Start menu and taskbar section and you can add restrictions. Disabling the Run command and search function can help prevent other users from locating system files.
Note: You may find that the changes you make in the Group Policy Editor do not seem to be carried out immediately. You can force a refresh of the settings by opening a command prompt (‘Start > Run’ and type ‘cmd’) and typing ‘gpupdate’ before clicking [Enter].
If you find you can’t access the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), make sure that you’re logged on as an administrator, since limited accounts can’t access this tool. Remember, Group Policy Editor is only included with Windows XP Professional.