Solved

How to hide Devices and Printers on 2008R2 remote desktop server using Group Policy

Posted on 2011-09-14
6
2,578 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I am trying to hide "Devices and Printers" on 2008R2 remote desktop server using Group Policy.

I have followed these instructions below and it still shows up.  However this states that you can hide it from Control Panel - i am trying to hide it from the Start Menu (it shows below the control panel, then I plan on hiding the control panel)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2018577

You can hide Devices and Printers from Control Panel using the supported GPO and then create a folder to view Printers only.
To do this, use the policy “Hide specified control panel items” to remove the Devices and Printers item from the Control Panel window:
 
1.    Edit a GPO.
2.    Navigate to User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Control Panel.
3.    Double-click Hide specified control panel items in the right pane, select Enable, click Show button, and type Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters

I even tried entering the guid {A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A} instead of Microsoft.DeviceAndPrinters

Thank you in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:BFanguy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:BFanguy
ID: 36539296
heres the kicker, over the past 4 months off and on i have been working on locking down a new 2008R2 terminal server (remote desktop server) and somehow I did hide it from the start menu...  Just don't know what I did to do it.
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 36540132
Really?

If you go to the Task bar Properties then start menu click on customize can you remove the option?
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 

Author Comment

by:BFanguy
ID: 36545237
yes, but i don't want to have to do it for every user I add.

0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
BFanguy earned 0 total points
ID: 36891460
Somehow I got this to work by changing the "Hide specified Control Panel items" as not configured and Enabling "Show only specified Control Panel Items" and I added "Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters."    I believe the "Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters."   is not correct so it is hiding all control panel items.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:BFanguy
ID: 36915466
Not sure if this solution is accurate.
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
After seeing many questions for JRNL_WRAP_ERROR for replication failure, I thought it would be useful to write this article.
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question