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Deployment and option to customize shortcuts in taskbar

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  • Hi

    I am building images for end users and have been looking for a good, supported way to do this using unattend.xml and sysprep. The only solution I have seen includes backup and restore a part or registry and kill the explore process. Is this really the only way to do this?


    Thomas | MCP | http://www.techwork.dk


    Monday, April 3, 2017 7:21 AM

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  • Hi,
     
    Am 03.04.2017 um 09:21 schrieb Thomas Nielsen:
    > I am building images for end users and have been looking for a good,
    > supported way to do this[...]
     
    There is none. MS decided to have this as a user click action to avoid
    malware to change targets.
     
    Mark
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    Monday, April 3, 2017 7:32 AM
  • Hi Thomas,

    Your idea is correct, customizing shortcuts in taskbar on Windows 10 system should be an end users behavior rather than system admin behavior, this is by design, in order to improve system security and user experience diversity.

    As a system admin, customizing start layout for our end users is enough.

    Regards


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    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 1:36 AM
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  • Hi Thomas,

    Your idea is correct, customizing shortcuts in taskbar on Windows 10 system should be an end users behavior rather than system admin behavior, this is by design, in order to improve system security and user experience diversity.

    As a system admin, customizing start layout for our end users is enough.

    Regards


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    I can perfectly understand Microsoft don't want us to be able to customize every thing using scripts. If we are able to do that then is viruses and malware as well. If it is domain computers we have group policy to make changes to our users computers. However, when we are creating images to end users, we have to do everything using unattend.xml and sysprep to customize things we want to change for Microsoft default. With Unattend.xml I can do stuff like: create users, set computername, create bookmarks in IE, and enable autologin. In that context it could be nice to be able to adjust the icons in the system tray, but I guess that is not supported.

    Thomas | MCP | http://www.techwork.dk


    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:55 AM