By default every user will get two pinned icons on his or her taskbar when logging on to the RDS server. This is very annoying because users don’t want to see any icons they can’t use. Administrator do like to have those icons pinned on the taskbar.
Make a change to the File System by using a GPO
Open your RDS Server Machine Policy and expand the following folders:
Computer Configuration, Policies, Windows Settings, Security Settings, File System
Right click and choose Add File
Browse to one of the following files:
- %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Windows PowerShell\Windows PowerShell.lnk
- %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\Server Manager.lnk
Click on OK to continue
In the security screen for one of the files you’ll have to remove the Creator Owner and Users Group , which will leave the System and Administrator group left.
Click on OK
Leave default settings and click OK
And you’re all set !
More tips and tricks can be found on my Remote Desktop services 2008R2 page.