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disable shell handler Internet Explorer 11 RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Internet Explorer you can enter something like "shell:::{BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}" and the action center opens. Is there a way to disable the shell function?

    Thanks in advance

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 3:16 PM

Answers

  • Found my own answer

    Needed this for a terminal server.

    Think you cannot disable this function, please correct me if'm wrong, but you can however block certain shell commands.

    Create a new key under

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked

    Create REG-SZ

    Value name: {BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}

    Value data: Action Center

    Does this gets my points? :)

    • Marked as answer by WH277 Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:51 PM
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:51 PM

All replies

  • Found my own answer

    Needed this for a terminal server.

    Think you cannot disable this function, please correct me if'm wrong, but you can however block certain shell commands.

    Create a new key under

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked

    Create REG-SZ

    Value name: {BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}

    Value data: Action Center

    Does this gets my points? :)

    • Marked as answer by WH277 Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:51 PM
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:51 PM
  • Hi,

    These GUID are corresponding value of Control Panel items, such as Action Center, Windows Firewall, etc.

    The way to open them by using their GUID in Internet Explore address bar is a feature of IE and no way to disable it. However, as you said, you can block the specified shell handler by this way. It similar with another registry path:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved

    You can refer to the contents of the link below for more details:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc975946.aspx


    Roger Lu
    TechNet Community Support

    Sunday, January 11, 2015 2:14 PM
    Moderator