Remove Administrative Tools from All Programs
Posted 21 January 2005 - 04:16 PM
Is there a reg tweek to only put it on the Start Menu, or a tweek to remove it from the All Programs menu?
Posted 21 January 2005 - 08:40 PM
Posted 22 January 2005 - 04:24 AM
ml20, on Jan 21 2005, 11:39 PM, said:
ml20, i've tryed this by using the following-
RD /S /Q "%allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools"
....this only deletes the shortcuts in the Admin Tools folder, not the folder itself, but as durex (not your real name i hope ) said, it also removes the shortcuts from Admin Tools in the Control Panel.
I have also tryed moving it to the System Tools folder with this-
MOVE /y "%allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools" "%allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools"
....which does indeed move the folder Administrative Tools and all its content to the System Tools folder..BUT leaves a empty Administrative Tools folder behind . I have then tryed to delete this folder in the Cleanup.cmd but it wont delete
All this is run via a Cleanup.cmd file i copy to the Startup folder during istallation so it runs AFTER the start menu icons are in place. The last command in the batch file is to delete itself....but is doesnt??
these are the only issues i have left in my XPcd........
Posted 22 January 2005 - 05:32 AM
This is how it looked on first boot. I will try deleted the entries for Admin Tools. these could be whats stopping it being deleted, so deleting the reg then the folder would release the folder for deletion......
I think one entry is for the Start Menu and the other for All Programs??
Posted 22 January 2005 - 09:35 AM
ATTRIB -S +H "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools"
Posted 22 January 2005 - 12:07 PM
There must be away to do it before first boot, but im afraid thats way beyond my level of tecnicial ability. Maybe someone out there can look into this?? But for now hidding it will have to do
Posted 22 January 2005 - 01:16 PM
Its just a cascaded display of what you see from the Control Panel.
Look into the registry tweaks thread here for the tweak to set/remove it. Or configure it to how you want, and export these keys:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced Start_AdminToolsRoot: 0x00000000 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced StartMenuAdminTools: 0x00000001
And using regshot is what showed up the above. It can save you a lot of head-ache and forum posts.
Posted 22 January 2005 - 02:31 PM
Ive already looked into what you want to do and havent had any luck either. I just accepted defeat and realized theres 1 thing Ill have to manually do.
I really would, however, love to find out how I can move the admin tools folder in the start menu, but not effect the admin tools in the control panel... theres got to be a way to do this.
Posted 22 January 2005 - 03:03 PM
Follow these steps:
1. In youre regtweaks.reg include the following line:
This will turn enable the Admin Tools folder in the Start Menu
2. In your cleanup.cmd, include the following code:
MD "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Utilities\Administrative Tools COPY /Y "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools" "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Utilities\Administrative Tools" REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v StartMenuAdminTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
In this example 'Utilities' is the subfolder that I want Admin Tools to be in, instead. As you can see, I create the new Admin Tools folder, copy the original Admin Tools shorcuts into it and then remove the original Admin Tools from the Start menu with the Reg Tweak.
This way you can have and alternate Start Menu Admin Tools folder and still have all the shortcuts in the control panel admin tools...
Better than nothin I guess!
Posted 28 January 2005 - 11:48 AM
REG LOAD "HKLM\User" c:\Doc And Setting\Default User\NTUSER.DAT REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v StartMenuAdminTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f REG ADD "HKLM\User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v StartMenuAdminTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f REG UNLOAD "HKLM\User"
That way, default user will have it, and the current user too