2.1.1 Disable Client Features with Group Policy

Using the Windows policy editing utilities, you can establish policies across your enterprise that limit access to this product's features for one user, a group of users, a computer, a group of computers, a domain, or the entire enterprise. You can remove commands from the menus, disable buttons on toolbars and QuickPads, and disable keys on keyboard maps. For example, if you want to prevent users from creating a new session, you can remove the New Session option from the File menu.

To control access to client features by users, the system administrator specifies choices for a particular user or computer in the policy editor. During subsequent logins, Windows will transfer the administrator's policy choices to the registry of the user or computer, where the client will receive the instructions the next time it runs.

This procedure requires that you first install the administrative template for Extra!. See Administer Features using Windows Group Policy.

To disable a client feature through Group Policy

  1. From the command line, run Gpedit.msc.

  2. In Windows Group Policy, under User Configuration, expand Administrative Templates.

  3. In the Policy pane, double-click an item that represents the feature you want to disable.

    A dialog box appears with the available policy options.

  4. Select the Enabled option and then click OK. By enabling the policy, you disable the feature in Extra!.

    This setting

    Does this

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    Places the policy in effect for the menu command, making the corresponding feature unavailable.


    Removes the policy from the menu command, making the corresponding feature available.