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    Control Panel Desktop Icon

    Does anybody know how to remove it?
    It's not enabled/shown on the desktop when we make our mandatory profile, yet the second you log in, it appears on the desktop. Although double clicking it does not open it, I'ld rather that it was not there at all.

    Thanks in advance
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    We had this problem because we had force classic start menus enabled in GPO for our XP clients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ces973 View Post
    We had this problem because we had force classic start menus enabled in GPO for our XP clients.
    That has fixed it for us, thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ces973 View Post
    We had this problem because we had force classic start menus enabled in GPO for our XP clients.
    Brilliant find, for something so completely unrelated to the issue it has fixed many of my ailing problems, just as the user appdata folder not hiding, or the task tray not hiding.

    Thankyou, you've saved me such a headache

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    Quote Originally Posted by ces973 View Post
    We had this problem because we had force classic start menus enabled in GPO for our XP clients.
    This is our issue too.. What are the draw backs to switching? To disabled the Force classic start menu?

    Thanks,
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    Agreed - really helpful tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by ces973 View Post
    We had this problem because we had force classic start menus enabled in GPO for our XP clients.
    What a find! I was scratching my head over that one!

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    have found the reg key relating to the desktop control pannel icon, not sure if its been mentioned elsewhere, ive not seen it when searching today and dug around and found key for myself...

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}]

    Deleting this folder and the reg key it contians, refresh desktop and control pannel has gone.

    Hope it helps someone

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibulon View Post
    have found the reg key relating to the desktop control pannel icon, not sure if its been mentioned elsewhere, ive not seen it when searching today and dug around and found key for myself...

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}]

    Deleting this folder and the reg key it contians, refresh desktop and control pannel has gone.

    Hope it helps someone
    Hey - 3 years on and this is still useful - the reg hack worked for me but not the classic start menu bit though - made no difference. That key seems to be in Win7/8 but not XP. and as this is a school, the strange thing was that the icon ONLY appeared on the student profile - not the Staff or Admin.

    Many Thanks :-D

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