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Disable desktop icons from all users but need to keep some from public desktop

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  • Disable desktop icons from all users but need to keep some from public desktop from group policy.
    I have tried to disable all items on desktop GPO under user configuration\admintrative Templates\desktop\hide and disable all items on the desktop. BUT It disable all icons including from public desktop.  Can you please help? 
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:54 PM

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  • Hi,
    You could have a try using group policy preference to delete the items (shortcuts/files) on the desktop. As user desktop and public desktop have different folder path, so when you configure the item path in group policy, you could specific the detail path of that item: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    Best regards,
    Wendy

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    Friday, October 21, 2016 7:01 AM
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  • Hi,
    You could have a try using group policy preference to delete the items (shortcuts/files) on the desktop. As user desktop and public desktop have different folder path, so when you configure the item path in group policy, you could specific the detail path of that item: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    Best regards,
    Wendy

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    Friday, October 21, 2016 7:01 AM
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  • Hi,

    I am checking how the issue going, if you still have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Appreciate for your feedback.

    Best regards,

    Wendy


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    Friday, October 28, 2016 8:03 AM
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