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How can I remove a desktop icon and program via a logon script?

Can you remove a specific desktop icon and Start Menu program using a logon script to function on the client (NT4 & Windows 2000) machines within an NT4 domain?

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Yes. How you do that depends on the icon you're trying to remove. If you're trying to rid your users of icons such as My Computer or My Network Places, then you must modify users' registries from the logon script. If it's another icon, simply delete the files. These are per-user settings, so users won't require elevated privileges in order to run the scripts.

This was first published in June 2003

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