I have been working to lock down some 2012 RDS servers via GPO. I have everything locked down as I would like, accept I can not get the windows search future disabled, no matter what I try. Please see attached image for items disabled. I have am referring to the search that appears when users hover over the bottom right corner, and the search feature when users click the start menu and start typing anything.
What I need to accomplish still:
1.) Remove search all together.
2.) I also would like to know if it is possible to disable the start menu and charms all together, so that all users have is a desktop.
3.) I have configured the policy to prevent access to C volume, but user profiles are local and the can not access Documents. I need to prevent access to C volume, but allow access to their documents folder. Usually I would use folder redirection but the client wants local profiles. Is this possible? .
4.) I need to pin items to the taskbar for all users. I have tried adding items to "C:\Users\Default\AppData\
ternet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar" but when a new profile created there is nothing on the taskbar. I may have disabled this in a GPO setting, I have so many settings in there but not will look for where I may have blocked taskbar icons. However, I tried adding directly to "C:\Users\mycurrentuser\Ap
et Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar" who the policy does not apply to and the the icon still does not show up.
Thanks in advance.