Disabling the run dialogue is very useful when protecting your computer from unwanted changes — especially by those who know what they’re doing! In this guide you’ll learn how to disable the run dialogue.
Please Note: This guide involves the use of the Group Policy Editor, which is not included with Vista Home Premium/Basic or Windows XP Home. If this is the first time you are using the Group Policy Editor, read this guide.
Unfortunately I do not know how to do this tweak using only the registry. If you know how, please contact me.
Disabling the Run Dialogue
- Start Group Policy Editor (Start > Run > “gpedit.msc”)
- In the left panel, go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar
- In the right panel, enable Remove run from Start Menu
Disabling the Run Dialogue Disables the following actions:
- Clicking Run on Start menu.
- Pressing WINKEY+R for the run dialogue
- Running a New Task command in Task Manager.
- Entering A UNC path (\\\) in the IE address bar
- Accessing ALL local drives and folders