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Howto remove powershell and server manager from taskbar in Windows 2008

Hi
We are running Windows 2008 Terminal Server.
I am trying to control the icons created on the taskbar when a new terminal server profile is created.
at the moment all users get Server Manager and Power Shell in the taskbar.
I want that removed and at the same time deny users to run Powershell from the search functions.

So
How to I control the icons created in taskbar?
How to I prevent the users to run PowerShell from the search box?

Thanks for your time
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morten444
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hutnorCommented:
You can do this with GPO. You will need to look at the administrative templates section of the GPO to find all the settings you need.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_24355438.html
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617162(WS.10).aspx


You can use "software restiction policy" to control which program is allowed to run and which not.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310791/en-us
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457006.aspx
Thus you could disable powershell.exe completely.
But I do not see a risk in here, because all power shell actions still run under the user's poor permissions...
In addition, you could set a policy which only allows signed scripts to be executed:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/PowerShell-Security.html
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morten444Author Commented:
Thanks for a good and detailed answer

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