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I was wondering if there was a way to make sure that when clients login that the connection bar at the top of the screen is not displayed.

Apart from changing the display settings on each computer (about 100) is there any way to accomplish this?

I know that with a registry change this can be done* but can it be implemented on client computers at login? Or will I have to make this registry change for all computers?


*http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_22119797.html

I would think there should be a way to set this globally from the server. Maybe I'm just hopeful.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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This is controlled by a setting in an RDP file or a registry entry on the client as the EE post you found explains.
It's not controlled from the server end.

You could use a Group Policy Preference to set the appropriate registry value when the user logs on to the client PC.

If you've not come across GPPrefs before have a look at this:
http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/details.aspx?familyid=42E30E3F-6F01-4610-9D6E-F6E0FB7A0790&displaylang=en
Very useful and worth getting familiar with!
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Thanks for the help, I know that this is the case but I have continuely had problems trying to apply this registry value when the user logs on.

I already have some group policy settings for login and logoff, but I can not get this one to function with apply registry settings to each computer that logs in. Any assistance that can be provided would be appreciated. Thank you all for your help!
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What OS are your PCs running?
If it's XP or above do you have the GPPref client side extensions installed?
If so have you tried using a GPPref to delete:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\PinConnectionBar
?
If not, can you?
You need a Vista/Server 2008 machine to configure GPPrefs via the Group Policy Management Console.
Look in:
User Configuration, Preferences, Windows Settings, Registry
GPPrefs are an excellent way to do registry stuff - easy, quick, flexible.
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For all intents and purpose's this link answers my question. As I have windows server 2003 what I want to do cannot be easily accomplished. Without scripting to add a registry setting to each login, as I don't know how to do this and have had trouble finding help to do so my only obvious solution is to upgrade to 2008. Thanks for the help robincm!!
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