[THIN] Re: Outlook Express and IE icon in quick launch menu (resolved)

Mathew, 
 
A far easier method for you in removing this "feature" in future builds.

 
    - Login as a test user account to the Terminal server (with a local
profile - not roaming). 
    - Config the the desktop environment the way you want it to look. 
            - resize the quick launch bar, remove un-needed icons from
it ect . . . 
    - log off your test user account, login as an admin account.
    - Make a copy of the default user profile under C:\documents and
settings\default user. 
    - right click my computer, go to properties. 
        - if on Win2k, go to the "users' profile" tab. 
            - highlight the profile of your test account, select "copy
too" and browse to the directory of the default user profile -
C:\documents and settings\default user. 
                - in the "permitted to use" box, make it either
"everyone" or a domain based security group that encompasses all your TS
users. 
        - if on Win2k3, go to the "advanced" tab, and select the button
for "user profiles". 
            - highlight the profile of your test account, select "copy
too" and browse to the directory of the default user profile -
C:\documents and settings\default user. 
                - in the "permitted to use" box, make it either
"everyone" or a domain based security group that encompasses all your TS
users. 
 
In this way you replace the default profile w/ a customized profile,
which if setup correctly can get you around having to hack the registry
to stop some of the automatted profile setup processes. The settings in
this default profile will of course only apply to end users when they
are setting up a new profile of their own. 
 
Once you have a working default profile in place, you can then pre-stage
the icons that show up for end users under the quick launch bar. You can
manually place new short-cuts under "C:\Documents and Settings\Default
User\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch" and new
users logging in will get all the shortcuts in their quick launch bar
that you've defined. 
 
HTH
 
J
 
PS - when setting up a default profile I generally refrain from opening
up office applications to ensure that these applications set themselves
up properly for end users who are first logging on. 
 
 

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Matthew Shrewsbury
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 9:20 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Outlook Express and IE icon in quick launch menu
(resolved)



I just found another problem. Outlook 2002 created an error when you try
and open it after deleting the keys. So it's no quick launch menu for my
users. This is a unresolved issue for me. I can't believe Microsoft
would make something so unmanageable...

 

Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA

Network Administrator

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Malczewski [mailto:jmalczewski@xxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 12:04 PM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] Re: Outlook Express and IE icon in quick launch menu
(resolved)

 

Hrmmm...  I can't imagine that having anything but a negative outcome...
??

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Matthew Shrewsbury [mailto:MShrewsbury@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
        Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 12:01 PM
        To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [THIN] Re: Outlook Express and IE icon in quick launch
menu (resolved)

        That is good to know...thanks for the warning. Have you tried
giving system read only rights to the "active setup" key?

         

        Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA

        Network Administrator

         

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Jim Kenzig http://thin.net [mailto:jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]

        Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 11:52 AM
        To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [THIN] Re: Outlook Express and IE icon in quick launch
menu (resolved)

         

        Until you install the next IE or OE hotfix or SP and it will get
recreated again....

        JK

                -----Original Message-----
                From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Matthew Shrewsbury
                Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 11:46 AM
                To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                Subject: [THIN] Outlook Express and IE icon in quick
launch menu (resolved)

                I thought I'd pass this along as I am sure I'm not the
only one who has wanted to get rid of the Outlook Express and IE icons
from the Quick Launch menu. Remember to backup your registry before
modifying!! 

                 

                Outlook Express (delete key to remove icon)

                HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active
Setup\Installed Components\{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}

                 

                IE Icon (delete key to remove)

                HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active
Setup\Installed Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}

                 

                Keep in mind that this will not remove any already
created icons. It will keep them from being generated when a new user
logs in. I also noticed that removing IE icon also removed the "Show
Desktop" icon. I added the show desktop icon back by placing it in the
Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Quick Launch\ folder. 

                 

                Now when a user logs on they get the quick launch menu
only showing the "show desktop" icon. 

                 

                Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA

                Network Administrator

                 


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