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Hiding Icons and Menu Items Per User

By mordacity ·
We recently implemented Remote Desktop on our Win2K Server, and that's working great. However, there are only 2 applications our remote users will need to have access to, so I'd like to have a desktop with just those 2 icons and a start menu with nothing but 'Shut Down'. I know how to do all that with gpedit.msc, but the problem is, when I'm here at the office, logged in as an admin, I don't want my desktop and start menu changed. So, basically, I need to hide icons and start menu items on a per-user basis. Preferrably using method that would allow me to export and import those settings, so when I have to set up a new user it's not going step-by-step again and hoping I don't forget something. Any ideas?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Hiding Icons and Menu Ite ...

Copy all the icons from All Users\Start Menu\program s to the Administrator and your accounts.

Copy the icons to the All Users\Desktop (or alt. the Default User\Desktop) profile.

Use GPEdit to remove the other options from the Start menu.

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by mordacity In reply to

I appreciate the help, but that still leaves the icons for "My Computer", "Network Neighborhood", etc. I need to hide those per user - I also don't want to remove the start menu items (like Settings and Documents) from the Administrator start menu, and GPEdit is removing them from everyone.

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Check this out

by scottjparr In reply to

If you want simply turning off classic mode will hide the icons like my computer, network neighborhood etc...

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