Configure a Start Menu Item (Windows XP)

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Start Menu (Windows® XP) preference items allow you to update the Start menu for computers running the Windows Server® 2003 or Windows XP operating system. Start Menu preference items do not provide a selection of actions because the only possible action is Update .

Creating a Start Menu (Windows XP) item

To create a new Start Menu preference item

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console . Right-click the Group Policy object (GPO) that should contain the new preference item, and then click Edit .

  2. In the console tree under User Configuration , expand the Preferences folder, and then expand the Control Panel Settings folder.

  3. Right-click the Start Menu node, point to New , and select Start Menu (Windows XP) .

  4. In the New Start Menu (Windows XP) Properties dialog box, enter Start menu options for Group Policy to configure. (For more information, see Enable and Disable Settings in a Preference Item.)

  5. Click the Common tab, configure any options, and then type your comments in the Description box. (For more information, see Configure Common Options.)

  6. Click OK . The new preference item appears in the details pane.

Additional considerations

  • Settings that are unavailable cannot be enabled or disabled. You cannot configure these settings using a Start Menu preference item.

  • You can use item-level targeting to change the scope of preference items.

  • Preference items are available only in domain-based GPOs.

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