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How to hide "networking" icon in explorer without breaking start menu search? RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    On our 2016 RDS servers we use the following registry setting to hide the networking icon within file explorer:

    HKCR\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder\Attributes REG_DWORD 2962489444

    However, using that on server 2019 causes the start menu search to stop working

    any ideas?

    Thanks!!

    Donnerstag, 15. August 2019 14:08

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  • Hi,

     

    Per searching, there are two methods to hide the icon of network from file explorer. One is same as your action to modify the registry key, another is change the value by GPO.

    Registry key:

    Network – Original: b0040064 Hidden: b0940064

    HKCR\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder

    GPO:

    Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    Key Path: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum

    Value name: {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}

    Value type: REG_DWORD

    Value Data (hex): 00000001

     

    Please verify if GPO method could help.

     

    At the same time, could you please if searching failed for one account or all users? Please test with a new user account.

     

    When issue happened, have you try to restart Windows Explorer in the task manager?

     

    Looking forward to your update.

     

    Thanks,

    Jenny


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    Freitag, 16. August 2019 06:27
  • Thanks, I'll try that reg key and see if it works.

    The start menu problem is for any user, and happens straight after the server is imaged so everyone has new profiles.  It even happens for the local administrator account.  The only way to avoid the issue, is by removing that reg key.


    Freitag, 16. August 2019 06:43
  • ok, that reg key does the same thing
    Freitag, 16. August 2019 07:20
  •  

    Hi,

     

    Thanks for the update. Have you tried to manually recover Windows Explorer in the task manager?

     

    Will the issue with search persist?

     

    Thanks,

    Jenny


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    Montag, 19. August 2019 08:09