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Howto remove powershell and server manager from taskbar in Windows 2008

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.

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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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.


You can use "software restiction policy" to control which program is allowed to run and which not.
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:
morten444Author Commented:
Thanks for a good and detailed answer

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