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    Volume Control and Battery gauge via GPO

    Is there a way i can make these available to the students via GPO?

    Maybe a shortcut on their desktop?

    Having a go now but havent had much success.

    Thanks

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    Do they have access to the controls and you just want a shortcut?

    You could use the files option in GPP to copy them from a share to the desktop folder of the user?

    Unless you're already using roaming profiles, or redirected desktop?

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    No unfortunately they dont have access at the moment.

    They use redirected desktops/Start Menu.

    Wow...GPP. Guess this is a w2k8 thing! Awesome....*goes to play*.

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    yeah in group policy you have the option to add volume controls and such like to desktops, even if they are redirected.

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    I cant see them lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I cant see them lol!
    user config\admin templates\start menu and task bar
    remove the volume control icon disabled
    remove the battery meter disabled

    requires vista and above

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    As Sted mentioned, this is for Windows Vista and later. You'll need to be running at least 2008/2008 R2 server side and Vista or 7 client side.

    I bet you have 'Hide the notification area' enabled which would hide everything other than the clock in XP. Setting this to Not Configured or Disabled should do the trick.

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    Spot on as always Michael!

    Now, my question is can you hide certain icons in the Notification area? For instance if there is a local SQL database thingy running. For example the iPlanner one.

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    I know the database thingy you're talking about

    The MS SQL icon is there because it's set to start in the Startup folder. In theory, you could remove it from: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup as the SQL service should still start by default, but I would double check this.

    On a separate issue, there is an online version of I-Planner now available, as the standalone SQL version (as I found out) doesn't work fully on Windows 7.

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    Icons which appear in the notification area can also be located in the registry:

    HKLM > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Run

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    HKKU > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Run

    In XP/2003 you could create a startup script to delete these entries. In 2008 R2 GPP is useful for doing these sort of 'mods'.

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