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Gadget Popup Message: Desktop gadgets are managed by your system adminstrator RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,

    I need your support to figure out a problem related with Gadget notification pop up.

    Scenario:

    Following GP is applied to disable gadgets on user's Win7 enterprise desktops as shown in the screenshot.

    Problem:

    After this GP is applied, and the user logs in to the desktop, As soon as the desktop is ready, the same following message appears every time the user logs in to his desktop.

    Question:

    Is there a way to suppress this false negative message, so that this message does not appear every time when the users logs in to their desktops?

    Best Regards,

    Tom

    Monday, April 1, 2013 2:03 AM

Answers

  • Hi Tom,

    The systems may be trying to load sidebar.exe during logon. You may deploy a REG file that clears out the startup entry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run
    Value: Sidebar
    Data : C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun

    Ramesh Srinivasan | The Winhelponline Blog
    Microsoft MVP, Windows Desktop Experience

    • Marked as answer by tracycai Monday, April 15, 2013 8:21 AM
    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:32 AM
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All replies

  • Hi Tom,

    The systems may be trying to load sidebar.exe during logon. You may deploy a REG file that clears out the startup entry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run
    Value: Sidebar
    Data : C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun

    Ramesh Srinivasan | The Winhelponline Blog
    Microsoft MVP, Windows Desktop Experience

    • Marked as answer by tracycai Monday, April 15, 2013 8:21 AM
    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:32 AM
    Answerer
  • Hello Ramesh,

    We ended up disabling the gadget feature.

    Thank you for the advice.

    Tom

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:05 AM
  • YW Tom. Thanks for the update.

    Ramesh Srinivasan | The Winhelponline Blog
    Microsoft MVP, Windows Desktop Experience

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:38 PM
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