How to remove IE 64 bit shortcut from user's Start menu in Windows 2008 r2?

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-09-05
Hello there,

How to remove IE 64 bit shortcut from user's Start menu in Windows 2008 r2? when users connect via Citrix Full desktop to XA 6.5 server (on W2K8 R2 OS).

Please advise.

Thanks and Regards
Question by:goprasad
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    If it's not in the All Users Start Menu or the default profile's Start Menu then you'll probably need a nasty little BAT file to delete it from
    "%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Internet Explorer (64-bit).lnk"

    You could do that in a logon script for the users and couple it with an If statement to check if it's there before deleting it.

    A bit messy though ...
    (I can't spot a GPO setting to do this)
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    These links reference an intriguing registry deletion.
    I wonder how they know it's safe to do and isn't going to break something later on such as an IE patch or new version.  I think unless MS specifically suggest its deletion I'd still be playing safe and deleting the shortcut from a batch file!

    A post in one link suggests editing usrlogon.cmd which would keep the script more localised than through a GPO.  Another thing I've read suggests that script should be left alone.  You could just stick a batch file in the All Users Start Menu's Startup folder and set permissions on the shortcut to alter who it runs for (or let it run for everyone and just keep a copy of the IE icon elsewhere in the admin's menu as a backup).

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