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Remove the “Libraries” and the “Control Panel” icons from the desktop in Multipoint Server 2011

22 Jun

After configuring all the programs and settings that I required for users to connect to our new MultiPoint server, I noticed a couple of annoying icons on the desktop that the users should not be able to see. They are “Libraries” and “Control Panel”.

Locked down users should not have access to anything on the local PC, including playing with Control Panel settings. So how do you remove these tempting icons? Easy.

Open regedit

Navigate to the following registry keys:

Remove the Libraries icon from the desktop

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]

Remove Control Panel icon from the desktop
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}]

Then just hit the big delete key on each of these keys. And hey-presto! The icons have gone!

Warning: be very careful the registry. If you delete something that you shouldn’t, you may be left with a system that does not boot or is very unstable.

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1 Comment

Posted by on June 22, 2012 in MultiPoint Server, Registry, Windows 7

 

One response to “Remove the “Libraries” and the “Control Panel” icons from the desktop in Multipoint Server 2011

  1. Bear

    March 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for posting!

     

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