+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
Windows 7 Thread, Remove Network Icon From Computer in Technical; Hi, I am deploying Windows 7. You can make a regedit to get rid of the network icon from Computer. ...
  1. #1

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,387
    Thank Post
    797
    Thanked 1,585 Times in 1,388 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    Rep Power
    427

    Remove Network Icon From Computer

    Hi,

    I am deploying Windows 7. You can make a regedit to get rid of the network icon from Computer. I have made a regedit and tried to deploy this in group policy but it doesnt seem to work. I think its because of permissions.

    How did everyone else manage to get rid of it?

    Thanks

  2. #2

    Steve21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Swindon
    Posts
    2,654
    Thank Post
    324
    Thanked 506 Times in 474 Posts
    Rep Power
    177
    Do you mean the network icon as in My computer? or the network icon as in, bottom right "on your computer" ?

    The networking icon (system tray) can be done with GPO for sure.

    Thought the My computer one could too.

    Steve

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    102
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Hi,

    I am deploying Windows 7. You can make a regedit to get rid of the network icon from Computer. I have made a regedit and tried to deploy this in group policy but it doesnt seem to work. I think its because of permissions.

    How did everyone else manage to get rid of it?

    Thanks
    Are you trying to change a dword value on a shellfolder? If so then yes it's a permission on the registry key. By default you haven't got full control permissions on the key.

    I changed the permissions and the value before making the image. When you do change it you need to reboot before the change is apparent.

  4. #4

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,387
    Thank Post
    797
    Thanked 1,585 Times in 1,388 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    Rep Power
    427
    Do you mean the network icon as in My computer?
    Thats the one

  5. #5

    Steve21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Swindon
    Posts
    2,654
    Thank Post
    324
    Thanked 506 Times in 474 Posts
    Rep Power
    177
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Thats the one
    The basics of this should work, but you'll have to check the links etc.

    Code:
    set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    strFileName = oFSO.GetTempName
    set oFile = oFSO.CreateTextFile(strFileName)
    oFile.WriteLine "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder [1]"
    oFile.Close
    
    set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    oShell.Run "regini " & strFileName, 8, true
    
    oFSO.DeleteFile strFileName
    
    Dim objShell, RegLocate
    Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    On Error Resume Next
    RegLocate = "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder\Attributes"
    
    objShell.RegWrite RegLocate,"b0040064","REG_DWORD"
    
    WScript.Quit
    Basically:

    Writes temp file with script to set permission (1 = full control for admins)
    Runs regini and sets permission
    Runs script to set value

    Think I did that right, but as always, check on test pc please

    Steve
    Last edited by Steve21; 23rd May 2011 at 12:24 PM.

  6. #6
    Duke5A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    731
    Thank Post
    74
    Thanked 113 Times in 99 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8
    Rep Power
    27

  7. #7

    Steve21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Swindon
    Posts
    2,654
    Thank Post
    324
    Thanked 506 Times in 474 Posts
    Rep Power
    177
    Quote Originally Posted by Duke5A View Post
    Read the description on the left :P

    "This setting only affects the desktop icon... etc etc"

    Steve

  8. #8
    Duke5A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    731
    Thank Post
    74
    Thanked 113 Times in 99 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8
    Rep Power
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Read the description on the left :P

    "This setting only affects the desktop icon... etc etc"

    Steve

    FN-GM replied in post number 4 that it was the desktop icon he was looking to remove, or at least that is how I read it.

  9. #9

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,387
    Thank Post
    797
    Thanked 1,585 Times in 1,388 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    Rep Power
    427
    Quote Originally Posted by Duke5A View Post
    FN-GM replied in post number 4 that it was the desktop icon he was looking to remove, or at least that is how I read it.
    I mean asin my computer not the desktop

  10. #10
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    951
    Thank Post
    185
    Thanked 137 Times in 97 Posts
    Rep Power
    35
    try this adm template file

    i used it to disable the network button on all dialogue boxes in eplorer

    CLASS User

    CATEGORY !!Custom

    CATEGORY !!ExplorerExtras

    POLICY !!HideNetworkInExplorer
    KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policie s\NonEnum"
    EXPLAIN !!HideNetworkInExplorer_Help
    VALUENAME "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}"
    VALUEON NUMERIC 1
    VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
    END POLICY

    END CATEGORY

    END CATEGORY

    [strings]
    Custom="Custom Policies"
    ExplorerExtras="Windows Explorer Extra's"
    HideNetworkInExplorer="Hide the Network Icon in Explorer 2008/Vista/Windows 7"
    HideNetworkInExplorer_Help="Enable this to hide the netowrk icon, disable or unconfigure to show the network icon."


    use at your own risk blah blah im not responsible

    it has worked here for me
    Last edited by round2it; 25th May 2011 at 01:04 PM.

  11. 2 Thanks to round2it:

    Chris_Jones (26th October 2011), SBennett (6th February 2014)

  12. #11

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    77
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    I found this really helpful.. Has the same adm as above (plus the way you were trying using the reg edit to do it)..... But also has additional links to items you may wish to remove for school computers like removing the library icon and couple of other bits.

  13. 5 Thanks to Chunks_:

    alan-d (2nd June 2011), FN-GM (16th June 2011), RabbieBurns (3rd June 2011), santaro (13th January 2012), SBennett (6th February 2014)

  14. #12
    alan-d's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Sutton Coldfield
    Posts
    2,400
    Thank Post
    353
    Thanked 254 Times in 185 Posts
    Rep Power
    74
    Using the above guide was hit and miss for me. Editing the registry via gpo did not work. Editing the registry directly on the PC did work but only if the value was set to 1 instead of 0 as suggested.

    The adm worked perfectly though.

  15. Thanks to alan-d from:

    RabbieBurns (3rd June 2011)

  16. #13
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    951
    Thank Post
    185
    Thanked 137 Times in 97 Posts
    Rep Power
    35
    i have an adm now that removes the network links and the librarys when im back in school i can post if required

  17. #14

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,387
    Thank Post
    797
    Thanked 1,585 Times in 1,388 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    Rep Power
    427
    Quote Originally Posted by Chunks_ View Post
    I found this really helpful.. Has the same adm as above (plus the way you were trying using the reg edit to do it)..... But also has additional links to items you may wish to remove for school computers like removing the library icon and couple of other bits.
    I used method 2 on your link and that did the trick. Thanks

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 15th May 2011, 09:55 PM
  2. zenworks application launcher - remove an icon
    By LCPSWolf in forum Netware
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 8th August 2008, 12:14 PM
  3. Remove NOD32 tray icon
    By cookie_monster in forum Windows
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 17th June 2008, 03:03 PM
  4. Remove Print Icon
    By sqdge in forum Windows
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12th October 2007, 02:12 PM
  5. Deleting the my computer icon
    By Liam in forum General Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 8th May 2007, 03:00 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •