Property Pages

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Task Scheduler5.0

Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 0


Removes the Properties item from the File menu in Scheduled Tasks and from the context menu that appears when you right-click a task.

As a result, users cannot viewing or change the properties of an existing task, such as the program the task runs, its schedule details, idle time and power management settings, and its security context. They can only see the properties that appear in Detail view and in the task preview.

This entry stores the setting of the Hide Property Pages Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the Hide Property Pages policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group Policy deletes the entry from the registry and the system behaves as though the value is 0.

Value Meaning
0 The policy is disabled or not configured. Users can view and change the properties of a task.
1 The policy is enabled. Users cannot view or change the properties of a task.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Hide Property Pages policy (Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Task Scheduler).

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This entry can appear in both HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER. If this entry appears in both subtrees, the value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE takes precedence over the value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

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This entry affects existing tasks only. To prevent users from changing the properties of newly created tasks, use the Disable Advanced (HKCU) entry.

For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Group Policy Reference (Gp.chm) on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.

For general information about Group Policy, see Group Policy in Windows 2000 Help.

To see a table associating policies with their corresponding registry entries, see the Group Policy Reference Table.

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