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    Desktop Items

    Okay I have another problem. I've actually managed to sort out the Active Desktop with scripts running in the background etc but (There's always a but) I would like to remove all of the desktop icons and just have the shortcuts i've setup in a shared folder. I have got the shared folder and active deskotp working and I've removed all but Outlook from the desktop there doesn't seem to be any way of doing this in GPO because if you "Hide and disable all items on the desktop" it also stops the Active Desktop htm page as well!

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Desktop Items

    how is the outlook icon put onto the desktop is it just a case of its in the All users folder in c:\documents and settings or what exactly ?

    If its in the all users local profile then what about getting one of the scripts to just delete it if it exists using the fso ?

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    Re: Desktop Items

    Nope check the all users and default users folders outlook isn't in them? Not sure where its coming from TBH.

    Wes

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    Re: Desktop Items

    I've just checked and its a namespace link there is a script to delete it at logon but I'm wondering whether or not there is a better workaround?

    Wes

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    Re: Desktop Items

    Folder redirection of the Desktop??

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    Re: Desktop Items

    Already in place still the icon won't leave

    Wes

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    Re: Desktop Items

    I think it will take a registry change for it to go away so I may just nt install outlook and find another client!

    Wes

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    Re: Desktop Items

    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw
    Already in place still the icon won't leave

    Wes
    Oh - it doesn't appear on our screens after redirection

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    Re: Desktop Items

    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw
    Already in place still the icon won't leave

    Wes
    Oh - it doesn't appear on our screens after redirection

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    Re: Desktop Items

    Windows 2003 r2?

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    Re: Desktop Items

    Can you not make a transform for the msi that installs outlook to remove the icon?

    Do you users use outlook then? if not just don't install it?

    Ben

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    Re: Desktop Items

    Where in the installation options would the ability to not install the icon be?

    Thanks

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    Re: Desktop Items

    @WeslyWoo

    Are you using Windows 2000 Pro. By Defaul Windows XP has no desktop icosn other than the Recycle Bin.

    Outlook will also appear on the sticky section of the Start Menu

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    Re: Desktop Items

    Nope Windows 2003 R2 on the servers and XP SP2 on the clients.

    Wes

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