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Recently we bought 31 new PC's & decided to keep them on Windows 7 regardless of our 2003 ...
22nd December 2011, 03:16 PM #1
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Windows 7 - Making it student proof!
Recently we bought 31 new PC's & decided to keep them on Windows 7 regardless of our 2003 DC!
We are having a few slight problem's & with our last day being tomorrow we are starting to panic a little.
We've locked down most thing's but we are still struggling to remove the navigation bar under 'Computer'. I'm not talking about the file, edit e.t.c. bar I'm talking about the one with "Uninstall or change a program, System Properties, Map network Drive bar"
Does anyone have any idea's how we can remove this on 31 PC's quite easily?
22nd December 2011, 03:31 PM #2
Possibly relates to Vista rather than W7, but in the local gpedit.msc?
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Programs:
"Hide the programs control panel"
**edit - that may only remove the button rather than the entire toolbar.
Last edited by superfletch; 22nd December 2011 at 03:33 PM.
Thanks to superfletch from:
Haux (23rd December 2011)
22nd December 2011, 03:53 PM #3
If you only have a 2003 DC, you need to install RSAT onto a Windows 7 workstation. This will allow you to control Windows 7 policies until you have a 2008 R2 server in place.
If you're unaware, 2003 server can process ADM files (2000/XP) and ADMX files (Vista/7), but you cannot create or modify ADMX files from 2003 server. This is where RSAT and/or 2008 R2 comes in handy, so you can control Windows 7 workstations properly by GPO.
I'm not sure of the exact number, but there's probably double the number of GPOs to tweak with Windows 7 than there are with Windows XP.
2 Thanks to Michael:
Haux (23rd December 2011), speckytecky (28th December 2011)
23rd December 2011, 10:31 AM #4
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Were still struggling on! It's the last day of term and we have kid's back the first day .
In the festive spirit, would anyone be interested in speaking to me over the phone and guiding me through RSAT? I've installed it but none of the policies appear to be taking effect?
23rd December 2011, 02:38 PM #5
24th December 2011, 10:29 AM #6
I have managed to remove the organise tool bar. I think i have put the instructions on here, if i find them, i shall post the link. It requires you to over write some system files.
24th December 2011, 10:34 AM #7
27th December 2011, 06:18 PM #8
I don't know if you would want to use this, but it makes things a little simpler in our mixed environment. We've got a mix of Windows 7 and Windows XP systems in our network, and to keep the group policies clean we have separate computer policies for those operating systems. To avoid having to separate XP and 7 machines into different organizational units I created a couple WMI filters to filter the policies based on OS version. You can use these queries to create the filters.
For Windows 2000/XP
For Windows Vista/7
Query: Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem Where Version like "5.%" and ProductType = "1"
I hope this helps...
Query: Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem Where Version like "6.%" and ProductType = "1"
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