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Show Computer icon on Desktop

Windows 2008R2 gives the user a clean desktop, so the computer icon is nowhere to find and since now all users now the keyboard shortcut ( WINkey+e ) … let’s put the icon back on the desktop.

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RDS 2008R2 Basic Machine Policy

When you are deploying your RDS servers you probably (like me) want to make everything managable from a single point. So i don’t like to make a lot of changes to the local system by hand, but i prefer to set them with the use of a Group Policy. In this case a Machine Policy

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Printers shortcut with printer location (Classic layout)

In Server 2008R2 and Windows 7 you have a link in your start menu to Devices and Printers, but this new layout isn’t showing the printer comment and location. Solution: Create a new shortcut to printers Create a new shortcut and copy / paste to following line %windir%\explorer.exe /e,::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} Name it Printers. You can even change the icon which points …

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Remove the Network link from Windows Explorer

By default can browse the network with the network icon in Windows Exlorer. If for some reason you don’t want this, make this change. Solution: Make a change to the Registry by using a GPO Open your RDS Server Machine Policy and expand the following folders: Computer Configuration, Preferences, Registry Right click and choose New, Registry Item Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Key …

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Show all icons and notifications on the taskbar notification area

Windows 2008R2 gives a user the opportunity to show and hide specific icons in the taskbar notification. Since not al users have the same knowledge of specific settings in Windows i’d like to make this setting for them and show all icons and notifications Solution: Make a change to the Registry by using a GPO Open your RDS Server User Policy …

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Remove VMware tools from taskbar

When running the RDS server on VMware you will find the VMware tools icon in the system tray. But users really don’t need / want to the icon, so let’s make it dissapear. Solution: Make a change to the Registry by using a GPO Open your RDS Server Machine Policy and expand the following folders: Computer Configuration, Preferences, Registry Right …

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