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Removing the Printers & Faxes icon in XP Pro uisng group policy

Posted on 2004-08-03
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I have searched everywhere in the 2003 server supplied templates to try and remove the printers and faxes icon from the start menu. I have sucessfully removed control panel and the ability to add/remove printers, but I need to totally remove the icon. Is there an option to do this or an ADM file available?

Thanks in Advance

Andy
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by:jhautani
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Try this setting in GPO:
User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Start Menu and Taskbar->Remove programs on Settings menu
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by:asbooth
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I have tried this but it has no effect. Other options work on the list but not that one. I suspect it only works with Windows 2000 maybe?
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It works in XP if you force Classic Start Menu. It seems that GPO settings have all the other folders covered, but not Printers and Faxes. I can only guess a reason for that.
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by:ramrod1979
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Hi

I'm also in the same situation but I've managed to find something a bit more concrete. Check this link out. If you have no problems creating custom .adm templates then you are ok. If that fails you can always try kixstart or some other scripting tool to write the registry value mentioned in the link. I've tried it with the registry setting and it works.

http://www.gpanswers.com/faq/?id=14
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