How do you hide desktop icons on Server 2008R2 from GPO

We have a Server 2008 R2 SP1 that is being used as a terminal server. We have it setup right now for users to remote in but they getting extra icons that we do not want them to see like the Control Panel, Libraries, and the users files that would go to his profile. Is there a way to disable these icons by the group policy?

Right now the only way I know how to make these icons go away is by adding Desktop Experience to the server than manually going to each users profile and removing these icons from Personalize > Change Desktop icons > Then unchecking whatever I didn't want the user to have.
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easyworksAsked:
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easyworksAuthor Commented:
I just found out that it is only happening to the users that we are trying to lock down the other half that are not in this 1 group policy do not have these icons on the desktop. They only have a recycle bin icon and not the other three.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You can use Group Policy to accomplish this..,
Create a New Policy and set your features a the following locaiton
User Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Desktop

From there Link the GPO to whatever group of users you want to affect. You can also use Loopback processing if you only want this to happen when a user logs into a specific server.


You can also deny access to the desktop as well to ensure that the users do not re-create desktop icons.

Will.
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easyworksAuthor Commented:
I will need some more information how to remove those icons, because this is what I have setup so far and they are present. I cannot hide all desktop icons because we need to set 1 icon on the desktop for them use. Group Policies
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Instead of putting 1 icon on the desktop why not just publish the icon on the taskbar. Then you can use the Disable all Icons on the desktop.

Or have the application that you only want them using have it launch automatically when the login to the machine. Which can also be accomplished by GPO.
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easyworksAuthor Commented:
Because there were items on the taskbar and I've disabled it. Plus most people if it is not on the desktop they cant find it and will give up. I don't remember how I did it on server 2003, but I don't remember having this issue. I tried importing the GPO from the 2003 server I had , but I'm still getting those icons only on the 2008 server.
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easyworksAuthor Commented:
Wow so weird i deleted the users profile and let it recreate itself and those 3 icons disappeared.
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easyworksAuthor Commented:
Something messed up with the users profile had to delete it and let it readd to make it work the way it was supposed to.
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