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    User folder icon on desktop

    Ok, deploying windows 7 to a college, using GPO to alter the users desktop.
    How do I remove the “Users folder” icon from the desktop via a GPO.
    I have enabled the “Remove my document icon on the desktop” setting but I think this is for XP rather than Win 7.
    Can anybody help.
    Alan.

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    It would seem that when you enable the Classic Start Menu, icons are automatically added to the desktop, and the only way I have found to disable them is through the registry.
    The registry Keys for the desktop icons are located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartM enu\

    You should be able to create a custom ADM to remove the using GPO

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    HI, i have looked at this already, we dont run the classic setting in the GPO.

    Im a bit stuck with this one at the mo.

    Alan.

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    Found this via google (GPO disable user folder link on desktop). Here's the quoted information:

    "I was able to fix my issue with this custom ADM template:

    CLASS USER

    CATEGORY "Windows Components"

    CATEGORY "Windows Explorer"

    POLICY "Hide User Folder on Server 2008 Desktop"

    EXPLAIN "Setting to remove User folder from Windows Server 2008 Desktop"

    KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explore r\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu"

    VALUENAME "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}"
    VALUEON "1"

    END POLICY

    END CATEGORY

    END CATEGORYThis worked for me! I hope it can help you, too.

    Alicia"

    Hope that helps!

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    Use group policy to set the following reg key:
    Code:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
    "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}"=dword:00000001

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Use group policy to set the following reg key:
    Code:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
    "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}"=dword:00000001
    Have you got one for the control panel icon?

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    My Computer - {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    Internet Explorer - {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}
    Network - {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}
    Control Panel - {5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}
    Recycle Bin - {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

    Just replace the appropriate bit in the curly brackets in the reg key above. If you want the item to appear, set the DWORD to 0, set to 1 to remove.

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    Just thought, the easiest way to set these, make sure you've got Group Policy Manager on a Windows 7 machine, go to personalise desktop and switch on all the desktop icons and apply. Then turn off the ones you don't want.
    In GPM in your chosen group polciy, go to User Configuration, Preferences, Windows Settings, Registry. Right click and select New, Registry Wizard. Select Local Machine, browse to HKCU, Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current Version, Explorer, HideDesktopIcons, NewStartPanel and tick all the reg keys. This will import the full set of keys into GP with all the settings you want.

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