How can I remove the Manage context-menu option for My Computer in Windows 2000?

A. By default, when you right-click My Computer, you'll see a Manage option on the context menu. Selecting this option starts the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Computer Management snap-in. If you don't want the OS to display this option, perform the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer registry subkey.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
  4. Enter the name NoManageMyComputerVerb, then press Enter.
  5. Double-click the new value, then set it to 1.
  6. Log off and log back on for the change to take effect.

Even after you remove the Manage option from the My Computer context menu, you can still use the Administrative Tools folder under the Start menu to access the Computer Management snap-in.

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