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Costum User Interface in GPO

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Ji Guys,
During implementations of security using GPO i meet this option "Custom User Interface" in the GPO, but does anyone know how and where it is possible.

I thought it might be possible to custom Explorer.exe to eg. hide addresslinie and all buttons... is this what is meant with this ???

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Peter
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No, it's not. With this setting, you can just change the user interface; by default, Explorer takes care of this. Everything you see once you logon is displayed by Explorer.
To see what happens if you change that, you can simply do the following: Save any open documents, just in case. Open task manager, and shut down the process "explorer.exe". You'll see that the complete task bar disappears. You can still switch between your open applications with <Alt-Tab>, but to start a new application, you'll need the task manager. Choose "New process" from the file menu, type "explorer", and you have your usual desktop back.
So unless you have another user interface you want to use, leave this setting alone.
Here's an example on how to use this value to implement a kiosk terminal on which you only IE in kiosk mode is running:
Implementing Common Desktop Management Scenarios with the Group Policy Management Console
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/csws2003.mspx
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