Adding the Administrative Tools Option to the Start Menu

by Barry Dysert
(last updated October 24, 2016)

3

Administrative Tools are a collection of handy applications that you use frequently in the administration of your system. It saves a bit of time, therefore, to have these tools directly accessible from the Start menu. To enable this, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on Start to display a Context menu.
  2. Choose Properties from the Context menu. Windows displays the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box.
  3. Make sure the Start Menu tab is displayed. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Start Menu tab of the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box.

  5. Click the Customize button. Windows displays the Customize Start Menu dialog box.
  6. Scroll down until you see the group that controls the System Administrative Tools. (See Figure 2.)
  7. Figure 2. The System Administrative Tools group of the Start menu.

  8. Click the middle radio button, and you enable the Administrative Tools link to appear on the Start menu.
  9. Click OK to close any open dialog boxes.

 This tip (12705) applies to Windows 7.

Author Bio

Barry Dysert

Barry has been a computer professional for over 30 years, working in different positions such as technical team leader, project manager, and software developer.  He is currently a senior software engineer with an emphasis on developing custom applications under Microsoft Windows. ...

MORE FROM BARRY

Changing Screen Resolution

Screen resolution is a key attribute of your monitor. You usually have choices for resolution, which provides you with a good ...

Discover More

Understanding User Account Types

Windows supports three different types of user accounts. The type of account associated with a user is determined by how that ...

Discover More

AutoHotKeys

AutoHotKeys is a great multi-purpose utility that covers the spectrum from allowing you to define shortcut keys for ...

Discover More
More WindowsTips

Changing Screen Resolution

Screen resolution is a key attribute of your monitor. You usually have choices for resolution, which provides you with a good ...

Discover More

Changing the Mouse Pointer

Windows is rather configurable, especially when it comes to the user interface. Here's how you can modify the way that mouse ...

Discover More

Grouping Tiles on the Start Screen

The Start screen can serve as your launching pad for whatever programs you desire. You can move tiles around on the Start ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WindowsTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 8Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is eight more than 8?

2016-10-25 14:41:21

Ted Duke

Not applicable for Word beyound Word 7. This happens too often at this site.


2016-10-25 12:24:21

Barney

Where is the Start button? If it is the window looking thing, then when I right click on that I get no "Properties in the context menu.


2016-10-24 06:23:06

Richard Morten

This tip (12705) applies to Windows 7 should be displayed at the top so people (me!) don't waste time looking for Taskbar and Menu Properties.


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WindowsTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.