How can I configure the Administrative Tools to show on the Start menu?

A. By default under Windows 2000 Professional the Administrative Tools branch is not shown and it is on the Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter products.

It can be configured as follows:

  1. Start the 'Taskbar and Start menu' configuration (Start - Settings - Taskbar and Start menu)
  2. Select the 'Start Menu Options' tab
  3. Check or uncheck the 'Display Administrative Tools'
  4. Click Apply then OK

This updates the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuAdminTools to either NO or YES.

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