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  • Is there anyway to say force a particular system tray icon to always show and always show notifications?
    Monday, July 19, 2010 4:36 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Since many third party software can add their icons to the notification area, not all icons can be controlled via group policy. But you may still control the system built in notification icons, such as Clock icon, Network icon, Action Center icon, battery meter and volume control icon. The full path of this node in the Group Policy Management Console is: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar.

     

    The new Group Policy settings are introduced in Windows 7 to control the Start menu and taskbar. You may refer to the following link to check them.

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617162(WS.10).aspx

     

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    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:23 AM

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  • Is there anyway to say force a particular system tray icon to always show and always show notifications?

    Have you tried right-clicking the Taskbar > Properties > Notification Area > Customize and put a tick in those you want to see?
    Monday, July 19, 2010 6:24 PM
  • Hi,

     

    You may refer to the following link for more information about change how icons appear in the notification area.

     

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-how-icons-appear-in-the-notification-area

     

    Regards,

     

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    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:03 AM
  • Let me clarify. I want to force a particular icon to show for a number of users via say a reg entry or group policy.
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:12 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Since many third party software can add their icons to the notification area, not all icons can be controlled via group policy. But you may still control the system built in notification icons, such as Clock icon, Network icon, Action Center icon, battery meter and volume control icon. The full path of this node in the Group Policy Management Console is: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar.

     

    The new Group Policy settings are introduced in Windows 7 to control the Start menu and taskbar. You may refer to the following link to check them.

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617162(WS.10).aspx

     

    Regards,

     

    Arthur Li

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com.

     


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    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:23 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I would like to confirm what is the current situation? If there is anything that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to let me know, and I will be happy to help.

     

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    Friday, July 23, 2010 7:55 AM
  • Hi,

     

    It has been a while since my previous suggestions was posted and I'm writing to find out if you have had an opportunity to test my suggestions yet. If you need my further assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know, and I will be happy to help.

     

    I look forward to your reply.

     

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    Monday, July 26, 2010 1:45 AM