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Have windows 7 Pro, all programs are installed locally and desktop shortcuts are placed in the public\desktop location. However, users are still able to delete the icons and sometimes the icons change as though the software is not installed even if the icon is still there. I have to copy fresh the icons to the public\desktop to get them back working again.

I'm aware using redirection may have been better but we are using notebooks and the wireless is quite slow so we have refrained from using desktop redirection.

I want to prevent users from deleting desktop icons, will this have to be done locally or through GP and if GP, how on a 2008 R2 domain ?
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Hi discoveranother,

You can accomplish that removing the users from the local administrators group.

And this can be done locally or by GPO.

 Let us know if this helped.

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Absolutely spot on for the local administrators group. Surprised that these users were administrators. Where in the 2008 R2 GPO is it ?
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In the GPO you have to check the linked GPO´s in the group policy management or in the clients machine issue the gpresult command.

With the gpresult you can check what policies are being applied to your clients.

Lets assume that you have a OU called Computers and you want to define the local administrators through global policy.

On the group policy management you have to create a  GPO  for that open the group policy management find your OU inside your domain.
- Right click the OU and choose Create GPO.
- Then edit the New policy
- Choose Computer configuration -> Policies->Windows Settings->Security Settings->Restricted Groups
- Right click on Restricted Groups -> Add Group (browse for  Administrators) and ok
- Open the administrators Group on the Members of this group you should choose only the users or groups that need to have local Administrator privileges.

The force the policy update in the machines and voila.

I advise you create a test OU just in case and do all the tests you need before apply in a production environment.


Hope this help.
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