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I want to centrally manage the notification area icons on all our windows 7 computers in the domain.  We have various applicaitons and sytem apps that show and some I want to hide and some I don't.

So far, I can't find a GPO or registry setting that allows me to do this.  I find "all or nothing" solutions and a GPO setting ONLY for the Alert Center.  For example, I want to turn off the Microsoft Outlook 2007 notifications that note exchange connection issues, but I want to keep the envelopment that appears when new mail arrives.
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I think Notification Area Icons are a pure user setting for the user's own preference.
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The issue is that the corresponding Registry key is a combined key for all application. It is located in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify,
values IconStreams and PastIconStreams. Therein are the GUIDs of the applications, along with binary data, and so you can't have a GPO applied to it. You will need a program to configure that. And no, I don't any application that would allow for this.
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Also, if you configure up front, the user can always change it. .... Thinkpads_User
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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