windows 2000 GPO question

I have a windows 2000 domain and want to use GPO to remove the my computer icon from the desktop from some clients.

Is this possible?  The option to hide all icons is there but not just "my computer"
ctrunk514Asked:
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rsivanandanCommented:
GPO->User Configuration->Desktop->Remove My Computer Icon On Desktop.

Cheers,
Rajesh
ctrunk514Author Commented:
that option is not available on my system ... are you running windows 2000 server or 2003?
rsivanandanCommented:
Isn't it not there ? I was looking at a Windows 2003 GPO.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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erguCommented:
You could solve this by adding the the following keys to the registry. A way to do it is with a login script and associate it with a group in the AD.

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum
Name: {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum
Name: {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

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grayeCommented:
rsivanandan, you just missed a "step"

GPO->User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Desktop->Remove My Computer Icon On Desktop.
                                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Are you comfortable about how to group Users and PCs into Organizational Units (OU) so that you can selectively apply this GPO to only the PCs that you want?   There are other filtering tools that are available if creating an OU isn't practical.
teepee2Commented:
Windows 2003 GPO allows you to remove the My Computer Icon from the desktop. If you are running Windows 2000 Server you will not be able to do this by using GPOs
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