In today's corporate environment, IT administrators are often tasked with ensuring the security and safety of their networks, and this often includes disabling certain features that could potentially be used maliciously. One such feature is the ability to right-click and paste in PowerShell, which can be used to execute malicious code on a system.
Fortunately, there is a way to disable this feature, allowing IT administrators to maintain a high level of security while still allowing users access to the PowerShell environment.
The first step is to open the Local Group Policy Editor. This can be done by going to the start menu and typing gpedit.msc. Once the editor is open, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows PowerShell.
Once this has been done, click on the setting \Turn off Windows PowerShell Right-Click Paste\. This setting can be found under the \Security\ tab. Once the setting has been located, double-click on it to open the properties window.
Within the properties window, there are two options that are available. The first is to enable the setting, which will disable the ability to right-click and paste in PowerShell. The second option is to disable the setting, which will allow users to right-click and paste in PowerShell. It is recommended that the setting be enabled, as it will ensure a higher level of security for the system.
Once the setting has been changed, click on OK to save the changes. The setting will take effect immediately, and users will no longer be able to right-click and paste in PowerShell.
It is important to note that this setting only applies to the local system. If users are logging onto the system from a remote location, the setting will not apply. Therefore, it is important to ensure that users are aware of the setting, and that they are not attempting to right-click and paste in PowerShell when connecting remotely.
By disabling the ability to right-click and paste in PowerShell, IT administrators can maintain a higher level of security on their networks, while still allowing users access to the PowerShell environment. This can help to ensure that malicious code is not being run on systems, and that the network is as secure as possible.