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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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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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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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