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Group Policy setting - restoring network places

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One of my users deleted their Network places from the desktop.
From I this microsoft article I can see how to restore
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279769

However I have the customize desktop disabled through group policy - where is this located?
It is a users policy somewhere i know -

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by:Toni Uranjek
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You might be looking for: User configuration, Administrative templates, Desktop, Active Desktop: Disable Active Desktop or another Active Desktop setting.
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all set to not configured - suspect the setting is elsewhere
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Is anything within "Desktop" configured? If not are you checking settings in the right place, right GPO? Use gpresult on client to see if settings come from other GPOs.
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by:fsaiexpert
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where does the output of gpresult save to?
there is definetly nothing coonfigured to do with desktop on users OR computers settings
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essentially i need the group policy to unhide desktop properties desktop tab!!
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To save gpresult output in log file use this command: "gpresult /v > gpolog.txt"

Another set of setting which could cause this behaviour is in "User configuration, Administrative templates, Control Panel, Display"
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To unhide desktop tab!!! :D "User configuration, Administrative templates, Control Panel, Display, Hide Desktop Tab! I was just about to ask you how did you to manage to disable only one button on desktop tab. LOL!
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not configured!!
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Setting has to come from somewhere - maybe from local policy or any other GPO. What did gpresult reveal?
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I agree - it is the where that is the mystery - I have just deleted the local profile and recreated it - network places back
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Solved - GPolicy > user policy > admin templates > control panel > display > set all to not configured

Thanks for your help
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