How to hide IE on user desktop?

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  • #1514
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    Good afternoon!

    We’re rolling out some 941 terminals with XPe. We want to have the end users run everything in their Citrix sessions, so hiding the icon for IE is important to us. Everytine I try to delete the icon, it comes back.

    Is there a way to permanently hide the IE icon?

    Thanks!

    Gregg

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    ConfGenConfGen
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    Hi,

    open c:documents and settingsall usersdesktop and delete the icon there.

    Cheers
    CG

    #14100
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    Tied that already. The icon keeps recurring. secpol.msc doesn’t have a place to suppress that in XPe 😕

    #14106
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    Is it a domian member?

    If not, disable the Enhabnced Write filter and simply delete it from the user desktop. Log in as administrator and remove it from the all users start menu as well,

    Cheers,
    -TT

    #14111
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    You might have better luck using a registry modification. Check out this link:

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/hide_internet_explorer_desktop_icon.htm

    If that doesn’t work, just try a search engine for removing IE icon with the registry. There are a ton of resources out there. One of my other favorites is http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/id/4/

    To make sure this applies to all users (if they will be logging in under a domain account), open the ntuser.dat under the “default user” profile.

    #14113
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    @gregg_hughes wrote:

    Good afternoon!

    We’re rolling out some 941 terminals with XPe. We want to have the end users run everything in their Citrix sessions, so hiding the icon for IE is important to us. Everytine I try to delete the icon, it comes back.

    Is there a way to permanently hide the IE icon?

    Thanks!

    Gregg

    I don’t mean to insult your intelligence but as no one else has touched on it and from the way you worded your inquiry I was wondering: Are you disabling the Write Filter when making changes and then re-enabling it afterwords? It just sounds to me from the way you worded it as if the WF might be on and when you make changes and reboot it comes back.

    Just a thought …

    8) LJ

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    Please Gregg tell us that is isn’t that easy.

    Good guess my Lord 😉

    #14148
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    Long story short – new account because I don’t remember my logins at work…

    Checked the write filter three times to be sure I’m not crazy….I’m not. There is nothing in the Desktop or Start Menu for the User or All Users (or even Default User) that points to IE. And yet, there it is. 😯

    This is using the latest & greatest W9000/941G from Wyse. I started with the B331 base; that one I haven’t checked for the IE issue yet, but there’s one other problem with the newest build.

    The terminal connects to a Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 and runs an application there. This app maps a serial connection to a receipt printer. The newer versions Wyse embedded XP don’t seem to be correctly mapping this serial port. The base build does map the serial port correctly.

    Third part – is the variable %clientname% deprecated? We’re using that successfully to point a drive mapping to a particular folder based on that variable, but that doesn’t seem to capture properly for these Wyse terms.

    Thanks!

    Gregg

    #14152
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    For the IE icon…do you need ANYTHING to be on the desktop? You could always use the NoDesktop registry policy:

    Load DEFAULT USER hive (or add it to Local Machine…but you probably don’t want to remove the desktop for the Administrator or User accounts)

    HKEY_USERS*default user*SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer

    Add REG_DWORD “NoDesktop” with a value of 1 to hide all desktop items and disable right-clicking on it.

    #14183
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    Got it using the reghack NoInternetIcon. I did need a desktop icon for Citrix so this worked out OK. Added a shortcut specifically to Administrator for IEXPLORE, so that’s cool

    Thanks to all! 😀

    Gregg

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