When you right-click the Start button and press Properties, you can press the Customize button on the Start Menu tab to select the Don't Display this Item box under System Administrative Tools on the Advanced tab.

Using the PolicyMakerâ„¢ Registry Extension freeware, you can:

01. Navigate to User Configuration / User Settings / Registry and press the + (Add a new item) icon.

02. Set the Action drop-down menu to Update.

03. Set the Hive drop-down menu to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

04. Type Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced into the Key Path.

05. Type Start_AdminToolsRoot into the Value name box.

06. Set the Value type drop down to REG_DWORD.

07. Set the Value data to 0 and the Base to Decimal.

08. Navigate to User Configuration / User Settings / Registry and press the + (Add a new item) icon.

09. Set the Action drop-down menu to Update.

10. Set the Hive drop-down menu to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

11. Type Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced into the Key Path.

12. Type StartMenuAdminTools into the Value name box.

13. Set the Value type drop down to REG_DWORD.

14. Set the Value data to 0 and the Base to Decimal.

15. Open a CMD.EXE window.

16. Type gpupdate and press Enter.

NOTE: As an alternative, you can add the following commands to the logon script:

<font size="1"><b>reg ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V Start_AdminToolsRoot /T REG_DWORD /F /D 0
reg ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V StartMenuAdminTools /T REG_DWORD /F /D 0</b></font>