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Completely hide icon via GPO

Posted on 2014-01-17
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Would anyone know how to hide a specific program icon (and possibly - desktop interaction) for a program, using a GPO?

It is for the purpose of Terminal server, and the program itself doesn't have an option to be hidden.


Thank you.
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Question by:mrmut
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by:Rabih
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are you trying to block a specific applicaion from running?

if yes, do the following

start -> run -> gpedit.msc

start run gpedit
under additional rules, right click and select new path rule.

additional rules
browse to the location of the program exe to disallow it from running

disallow
hope this helps.
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by:mrmut
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Thanks, tho I don't want to ban application, but to disable showing the application icon.

More precisely, I need to do it on a TS - it is a remote support app (TeamViewer host), which doesn't have an option to disable icon.
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Manjunath Sullad earned 500 total points
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Refer below link, Where it will guide how to hide icons from user desktops,

http://hlouwers.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/show-hide-desktop-items-windows-2008-r2-windows-7-by-means-of-registry-and-microsoft-group-policy-preferences/


Note : You need to findout Hexadecimal registry code for Teamviewer host to hide.

Ex :  20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D --> This is for my computer
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by:mrmut
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Thanks, this looks good - do you have any idea will this work on 2003? (Couldn't check right now)

Thanks!
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by:Manjunath Sullad
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Sorry, I didn't get this type of request till now, So I haven't checked,

Hope This will work, If not, Will find some other way to disable.

Try this and share your feedback.
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by:mrmut
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OK, will check later when the server is free.
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