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Remove / Unpin Server Manager icon from taskbar

By default every user will get the Server Manager icon on his or her taskbar when logging on to the RDS server 2012. 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.

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Remove / unpin PowerShell icon from taskbar

By default every user will get the powershell icon on his or her taskbar when logging on to the RDS server 2012. 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.

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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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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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Hide Manage when right clicking Computer icon

Every users needs to have the Computer icon on the desktop, but when you allow right clicking to see the context menu the users will also find the Manage button. All though the user can’t use the mmc, i don’t want them to see the option at all. Solution: Make a change to the Registry by using a GPO Open …

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