This week I have been working with group policies to harden Citrix Servers and prevent users breaking out to other applications. I will have more on this topic later this week. Today I have been trying to work out how to hide / remove the address bar. There is nothing really in the Group policy settings to hide the address bar and this need to be via the registry.

I am assuming you would only really want to hide this from users are not Administrators. We will apply this to HKEY_CURRENT_USER only and you would scope this with a user group.

Steps to perform this change:

  • Create a new Group Policy object and give it a name
  • Navigate to User Configuration > Preferences > Widnows Settings > Registry
  • Create 2 new items as below

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars\Restrictions

Select DWORD Enter NoCommandBar Value: 1

Select DWORD Enter NoNavBar Value: 1

It should look like this in the registry

You will need to link and enable your group policy to the OU of the users for this to work.

If your policy is correct this should be your result.