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Hi All,
Please advise on the followings:

Windows Server 2003 Terminal server.

I would like to hide some unwanted program and icon for Terminal service users on RD session.
Any idea?

Regards,
Zaw
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by:tsnirone
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To hide the icons I simply browsed (as Administrator) to:

c:\documents and settings\USERNAME\Desktop

and/or

c:\documents and settings\USERNAME\Start-menu

and deleted the programs/icons you want to hide from the USERNAME

To ensure that the USERNAME is not allowed to run the program at all I believe you will have to go to the exe file properties and edit the security-tab.

Hope this helps! :)
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by:mikenus
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Thank you for your post.  But TS user profile are stored in D Drive. administrator got no access right.
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by:HornAlum
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you'll need to get administrator permissions on those user profile folders if you want to accomplish your goal. typically, at least domain admins should have administrator access to the entire computer.
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by:mikenus
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I have access to their folder , but under their Desktop folder, I can not see any icon or short cut.

Another thing is Is it possible to change TS User roaming profile to Mendatory Profile ?

Regards
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by:HornAlum
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if you're looking for universal icons and desktops (example, the adobe reader icon), you'd have to remove them from the c:\users\public\public desktop folder (public desktop is a hidden folder). the users who you do want to have access to some of those shortcuts, you'd have to manually place on their individual desktop folders.

the public folder is similar to the default user folder in windows xp/2003.
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by:tsnirone
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mikenus: Have you tried to edit the "Desktop" folder under the "user" called "All users" ?
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by:HornAlum
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oops sorry, yes ... i forgot you mentioned it's a 2003 server. above user is correct. the 2003 location for all the users is c:\documents and settings\all users\desktop
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I usually move the shortcuts (rather than just deleting them) from

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Desktop

to

c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Desktop

and

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start-Up

to

c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Start-Up

That way I can find my way back to the shortcuts if I ever need to.
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