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HowTo uninstall Snipping Tool in Windows7

    Question

  • Hi,

    up front:

    this is my first post here. That is why i welcome any (off topic) hints towards the HowTos of this plattform. Please forgive my spelling mistakes :).

    the Problem:

    i cant figure out how to uninstall the "snipping tool" from the "Windows 7 Professional 64bit" clients i would like to distribute to my users.

    What i tried:

    1. Looking for it in the installed programms and functions. couldnt find it there.

    2. I uninstalled the "Tablet PC Components" from the windows functions. This was suggested in some other forum for Vista PCs. But it didint uninstall the snipping Tool.

    Why i need this:

    I am administrating a domain for a company. the security of our data is a very big issuey, since we handle a lot of personal data. For the old Windows XP Clients we used a selfwritten screenshot tool, that prevents users from taking screesnhots. I can block the Programm from beeing opend in varios ways, but i would realy feel better,w hen i could just uninstall it.

    Thanks upfront for any feedback!

    Envirement: a single Domain

    Clients: Windows 7 Professional | 64bit | SP1  on Dell Optiplex 780/790

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 1:54 PM

Answers

  • Hi ,

     

    You can disable the snipping tool feature via group policy.

     

    1.Click Start, type gpedit.msc, press Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor.

    2.Navigate to Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Tablet PC->Accessories->double click Do not allow Snipping Tool to run .

    3.Select enabled, click OK.

     

    If you enable this policy setting, the Snipping Tool will not run.

     

    Hope this helps.


    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, April 20, 2012 4:38 AM

All replies

  • Not sure if this would do it, but you could just change the %windir%\system32\SnippingTool.exe to %windir%\system32\SnippingTool.old as it should disable it.  Hope that helps!

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    Thursday, April 19, 2012 3:52 PM
  • Hi ,

     

    You can disable the snipping tool feature via group policy.

     

    1.Click Start, type gpedit.msc, press Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor.

    2.Navigate to Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Tablet PC->Accessories->double click Do not allow Snipping Tool to run .

    3.Select enabled, click OK.

     

    If you enable this policy setting, the Snipping Tool will not run.

     

    Hope this helps.


    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, April 20, 2012 4:38 AM
  • Thanks alot. this solved it. :)

    --------------- Johannes Ole Schulenburg your friendly neighberhood admin

    Friday, April 20, 2012 6:46 AM