Unable to move or resize toolbars in taskbar


Mike Matheny

I am a Sys Admin, and therefore manage group policies. All of a sudden,
people can no longer move or resize toolbars in the taskbar! I have searched
for a policy to prohibit this, to no avail. I found a .vbs file from
KellysKorner that fixed the problem, but there are many things in this .vbs
script, and I want to zero in on the one location that fixed my problem.
Here is the script - can anyone clue me in on the registry setting(s) that
fixed my problem???

Mike Matheny

'xp_taskbar_desktop_fixall.vbs - Repairs the Taskbar when minimized programs
don't show.
'© Kelly Theriot and Doug Knox - 8/22/2003

Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Message = "To work correctly, the script will close" & vbCR
Message = Message & "and restart the Windows Explorer shell." & vbCR
Message = Message & "This will not harm your system." & vbCR & vbCR
Message = Message & "Continue?"

X = MsgBox(Message, vbYesNo, "Notice")

If X = 6 Then

On Error Resume Next


WshShell.RegDelete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer

P1 = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\"

WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "NoBandCustomize", 0, "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "NoMovingBands", 0, "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "NoCloseDragDropBands", 0, "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "NoSetTaskbar", 0, "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "NoToolbarsOnTaskbar", 0, "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "NoSaveSettings",0,"REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "NoToolbarsOnTaskbar", 0, "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "NoSetTaskbar",0,"REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "NoActiveDesktop",0,"REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "ClassicShell",0,"REG_DWORD"

p1 = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy

WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "NoCloseDragDropBands", 0, "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegDelete p1 & "NoMovingBands"

p1 = "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell"

WshShell.RegWrite p1, "explorer.exe", "REG_SZ"

p1 = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer
WshShell.RegDelete p1 & "BarSize"
WshShell.RegWrite p1, "Media Band", "REG_SZ"

On Error Goto 0

For Each Process in GetObject("winmgmts:"). _
ExecQuery ("select * from Win32_Process where name='explorer.exe'")

MsgBox "Finished." & vbcr & vbcr & "© Kelly Theriot and Doug Knox", 4096,


MsgBox "No changes were made to your system." & vbcr & vbcr & "© Kelly
Theriot and Doug Knox", 4096, "User Cancelled"

End If


I know you've already checked to see if the Taskbar is locked, but I have to
ask. Normally Locked is the default setting.

Mike Matheny

Locked or unlocked - makes no difference. It wasn't even showing the
divider dots when unlocked. Something in this script fixed it, and I want to
key in on it for troubleshooting.

Mike Matheny

Well, here's the one line that fixed my problem. Hope it helps someone else!

WshShell.RegWrite p1 & "NoMovingBands", 0, "REG_DWORD"

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