General discussion

Locked

Task Bar Does Not "Allow" Icons

By wcbattey ·
I just reinstalled NT 4.0 Server on one of my company's Dell PowerEdge 2400 servers. I initialized and recreated the containers for my RAID 5 array using the container configuration utility as part of the process to reestablish the server to its former operational state. Additionally, I reapplied SP6a and installed IE 5.5 w/SP2 and the latest cumulative security patch -- both of which were present on the server prior to the crash that necessitated the reinstallation.

The original factory installation of NT 4.0 Server allowed me to select program icons [from the Desktop or from the Start Menu] and create a "one-click" quick-launch icon on the task bar located at the bottom of the Windows NT screen. Since reinstalling NT the task bar is inacessible and will not permit me to create quick-launch icons on it. When I right-click on the taskbar, I am only allowed to access the Task Manager or Taskbar Properties.

I view the loss of this capability as an inconvenience more than anything else. However, I want to be sure that this "little problem" is not an indication of more significant underlying problems with my NT installation.

My question is two-fold. First, is there a way to restore this capability through a registry edit or some other procedure that I can perform, short of reinstalling NT itself? Secondly, regardless of whether this capability is restorable, does its absence indicate some other existing/potential problems with my current setup?

Thanks

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

6 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Task Bar Does Not "Allow" Icons

by abohart In reply to Task Bar Does Not "Allow" ...

This is not a deeper problem, it is simply a lack of active desktop features. Unfortunately, the only way I have found to restore this is to go back to IE 4.0 (I keep the old CD around just for that), enable active desktop, and then reinstall the latest version of IE. Other than that, there are no other problems that this causes, as far as I can tell.

Collapse -

Task Bar Does Not "Allow" Icons

by wcbattey In reply to Task Bar Does Not "Allow" ...

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Task Bar Does Not "Allow" Icons

by G-Spin In reply to Task Bar Does Not "Allow" ...

I was racking my Brain over this one as well. I eventually came across it in the MS Knowledge Base, but I didn't keep the article number. Anyways, you've probably noticed that not only do you not have the quick-launch bar, but you do not have the "View as web-page" options for explorer and can't right-click on shortcuts in the start menu. This is all due to active desktop, which is only included in IE 4 (as stated above). You will have to remove any newer version of IE (5 or 6) with add/remove programs, install IE 4 with active "desktop enhancements", then reinstall the newer IE again. It's a pain, but it's defintely worth it. (Ecspecially if your used to using these features.)

Collapse -

Task Bar Does Not "Allow" Icons

by G-Spin In reply to Task Bar Does Not "Allow" ...

I forgot to mention that you can also use the IEAK to do this (Internet Explorer Administration Kit). It's on the NT Resource Kit or you can get it from microsoft.

Collapse -

Task Bar Does Not "Allow" Icons

by wcbattey In reply to Task Bar Does Not "Allow" ...

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Task Bar Does Not "Allow" Icons

by wcbattey In reply to Task Bar Does Not "Allow" ...

This question was closed by the author

Back to Windows Forum
6 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums