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    Hello everyone,

    Currently in the middle of a project to replace RM as our management software for the student network. Using group policy to do most (if not all) of the security and tie down of the system. Having a few little items that could do with some help on if possible.

    1) Trying to remove all items from the system tray (notification area) except the clock, volume and safely remove hardware. Can get rid of everything except the clock, but that is easy.

    2) Restrict what options are there for right click. Have restricted it in certain areas all together. The main area is in my computer, we need right click available to show disk properties (just the general tab) but I want to disable anything else.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Re: group policy questions

    You could give users a shortcut to %SystemRoot%\system32\sndvol32.exe

    Somewhere I have a shortcut which just allows you to adjust the volume and nothing else. Now where did I put it?

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    Re: group policy questions

    Eureka!

    c:\windows\system32\sndvol32.exe /t

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    Re: group policy questions

    1. Unfortunately there aren't any policies to specify specific taskbar icons to appear, but you'll find most of these icons have options to be removed/hidden. Fortunately these (generally speaking) are not profile specific, so if you were creating a new workstation image, it would work (as you'd like) for all users as it's a computer setting.

    2. You'd be better off using BGInfo, as this can display Operating System, CPU, Memory information etc... directly on the desktop itself. You can then disable the context menu on My Computer and My Documents etc completely. Hope this makes sense.

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    Re: group policy questions

    Thanks for the information and ideas. I already had the icon idea for both volume and safely remove hardware, but was hoping I could get it on the system tray.

    Thanks

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    Re: group policy questions

    you can remove things from the system tray in the registry, could give that a try. suppose its more of a one way thing tho and by no means as good as doing it through gpo



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