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  • Question

  • Does anyone know how to delete Network icon in the Windows 7 regisrty?

     

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 2:34 PM

Answers

  • Is this to prevent users being able to access the Network and Sharing Center?

    I am unaware how to remove the icon for all users, it is not possible to Hide single items by customising the Default User Profile.

    However we restrict our standard users access to the Network and Sharing Center via GPO.

    User Config > Admin Templates > Control Panel > Hide Specified Control Panel items - Microsoft.NetworkandSharingCenter

    This means that any clicking on the icon only shows the "Currently connected to" bubble and no access to anything else.

    You may also get the cross on the icon if your network is not internet connected. We added the following GPO setting to our machines

    Computer Config > Admin Templates > Network > Network Connections - Do not show the "local access only" network icon

    Hope this helps


    Lee Bowman MCITP MCTS
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 4:20 PM

All replies

  • what are you trying to achieve?

    Do you simply mean the Network icon which can appear on the Desktop, or the network icon that displays on the left hand side toolbar in Windows Explorer?


    Lee Bowman MCITP MCTS
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 3:18 PM
  • I mean the network icon at the system tray at the lower right hand corner near the clock (Open Network and Sharing Center)

    So that all user logon who can hide this Network icon.

     

     

    Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:12 PM
  • Is this to prevent users being able to access the Network and Sharing Center?

    I am unaware how to remove the icon for all users, it is not possible to Hide single items by customising the Default User Profile.

    However we restrict our standard users access to the Network and Sharing Center via GPO.

    User Config > Admin Templates > Control Panel > Hide Specified Control Panel items - Microsoft.NetworkandSharingCenter

    This means that any clicking on the icon only shows the "Currently connected to" bubble and no access to anything else.

    You may also get the cross on the icon if your network is not internet connected. We added the following GPO setting to our machines

    Computer Config > Admin Templates > Network > Network Connections - Do not show the "local access only" network icon

    Hope this helps


    Lee Bowman MCITP MCTS
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 4:20 PM