Adding the Administrative Tools Option to the Start Menu

by Barry Dysert
(last updated October 24, 2016)

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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. ...

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What is 9 + 4?

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.


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