Windows 7 Thread, Ignoring the 'Public Desktop' in Technical; Hi All,
I want to create a user account, that amongst other things loads up a desktop with just one ...
14th March 2013, 04:32 PM #1
Ignoring the 'Public Desktop'
I want to create a user account, that amongst other things loads up a desktop with just one Icon on it.... getting the icon there isnt a problem, however because this user account is potentially going to be used across hundreds of machines, whatever rubbish (Adobe Reader, IE, etc) happes to be on the public desktop of that PC also appears.
Is there a way to block public icons appearing? Or is there a better way?
15th March 2013, 08:12 AM #2
We use folder redirection and redirect their start menu to a shared foler on the server.
You then deny them write access so they cant add stuff and all is good. Cant think of anything else that i did.
Either that or use group policy preference or a script to delete files out of the public desktop on all machines.
Last edited by dany2010; 15th March 2013 at 08:14 AM.
15th March 2013, 08:15 AM #3
We use folder redirection here too. It's got to be the easiest way to maintain and control a users desktop over hundreds of screens. Both Start Menu and Desktop redirected and locked down so we can control the user experience.
15th March 2013, 09:33 AM #4
Use group policy!
User > Admin Temp > Start Menu & Taskbar > Remove default programs link from start menu.
Although by the sounds of it, it has nothing to do with the desktop it does remove all "Public" profile start menu / desktop icons.
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15th March 2013, 10:23 AM #5
I think you read the wrong line in GPME, as its actually the one above called "remove common program groups from Start Menu"
Originally Posted by fairm010
That works perfectly, thanks!
15th March 2013, 11:52 AM #6
Oops, my bad. Im doing 100MPH today! Glad you got it sorted!
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