help please / Disable Run command in start menu and search box in task bar


  • hi

    I need your necessary help please

    I have a domain network and manage it by using windows server 2012 standard edition

    all my client use windows 7

    I prevented my users from using the command button(Run) through group policy for example when user write (\\folder shared name) and then press enter button no thing appear and if the same thing do but through windows explorer an error message appeared to him and told him that this not allowed 

    now I want to change them from windows 7 to windows 10 but for sorry I can not apply the policy 

    every thing is OK but the user can use the run command(Run) in the start menu and the search box in the task bar and when he write (\\folder shared name) its open all the shared folder in this shared location network 

    but the message still appeared to him if he write the same thing through windows explorer 

    so please I want user to be unable to use the Run command in the start menu or in the task bar through group policy 

    thank you again for help


    Saturday, August 22, 2015 5:55 AM


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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    You may follow the group policy User Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Start Menu & Taskbar\Remove Run menu from Start Menu.

    Best Regards,

    Mary Dong

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    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 6:37 AM
  • This is not the correct answer. Remove run has been deprecated in Windows 10

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 8:27 PM
  • This is not the correct answer. Remove run has been deprecated in Windows 10

    thank you so much , you really answer me by give me the link that explain the removed group policy items, but can these policy repeated again cause many of them very important for us as a server administrator and we must use with users for centralized and security management ,I do not know how they can remove them!!!!!!!!??? , they must return,by this removing I will stay the work stations of our institution with windows 7 and can not upgrade to windows 10, so is this procedures of removing is the correct aim for Microsoft by make us never use their new product !!! I do not think so??

    thank you again


    Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:43 AM