Remove all program for all user other then administrator user from start menu without changing registry or group policy

In one of project a client said he do not want to allow the all program access to any other user expect administrator user on a local machine. I have done this before but only for user who login in a domain. I tried to do that using group policy but in local computer a group policy change affect for all users and I could not do any big change that could cause a critical issue for them on a live server.

After some time I tried to do a tweak and that did work here is the tweak.

They also told me that they do not want to allow the access of the any drive in computer to any user that came as an additional benefit for the above task.

Here is the work that I did.

1) I denied read write permission on c drive for all users other then administrator.
2) I copied all the folder/files from all program/start menu folder from all user and pasted in all program folder of administrator user.

Here is the procedure for that.

1) Login as administrator user.
2) Click on start then write click on all program.
3) Open all users.
4) It will open a folder with folder containing program and may be other installed software for all users.
5) Click on start then all program and then write click on startup of administrator user and click on Open.
6) Make sure not to click on Open All user
7) It will open start up folder of administrator user.
8) Go one folder up that is program folder for administrator user.
9) Cut the program folder from the folder that open on step 4 (all user start menu) and paste it in program folder of administrator user (administrator start menu).
10) You will be able to see the entire program in start menu of administrator user but if you will login with other users you will not be able to have the access of any program other then start menu for other users.
11) To make sure other user can not have access of program file start menu you can disable the access of root drive to other user. It will stop them to access the shortcut but they can use the system without any problem.

Hope it was useful for you.


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