Utility or method to completely remove taskbar icons

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I'm looking for a Utility or method to completely remove taskbar icons.

I have several icons that appear next to the clock on my Windows 7 computers (see the screenshot).

I want to remove these icons so that they will not be visible if I click on the double upper arrows (which then display all of the taskbar icons that are hidden unless this menu is expanded by clicking on the double upper arrows).

I need to be able to do this without uninstalling the program. The program must stay installed on the computer and be running at all times. I just want to completely hide the taskbar icon associated with this program.

I am well aware how the Notification Area icons can be hidden by going to the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons. I am looking for a solution to hide any icons that will still be visible while viewing the complete list of taskbar icons whileviewing the Notification Area Icons (see the second screenshot).

How can this be done or what types or programs or utilities can I purchase to do this?
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Have you used the "Hide and disable all items on the desktop" area of Policy?
I'd have to look, but there a ton of customizations in Group Policy look in user - administrative templates - desktop, windows explorer, start menu and taskbar (each separate line items in policy). You can remove everything from it.
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I'm only looking to remove one or two of the icons--I want all the other ones to remain.
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I just found that in Windows 7 this area is called the Notifications Area.

In Windows XP it was called the system tray.

Please provide me with a list of programs or utilities that I can use to remove one or more of these program icons from the Windows 7 Notification Area.
That will require you to do some digging...you will need to find out what registry key is affected by the icon being hidden manually, then deploy that
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I'm hoping to find someone who can tell me how to do that or who can tell me what kind of program or utility can do this for me.

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