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GPO "Remove default pinned items from taskbar" not working

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  • Client: Windows 7 Enteprise 32bit, latest updates

    Domain controller: Windows Server 2012, latest updates

    GPO: "Remove default pinned items from taskbar" is enabled

    Problem: after many gpupdates and reboots there're still three pinned apps (Internet Explorer, Explorer, Windows Media Player) on taskbar. Other GPOs defined in same policy are applied sucessfully.

    Desired state: no pinned apps.
    • Edited by marianh Tuesday, December 27, 2016 5:34 PM
    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 5:30 PM

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  • Hello there,

    This thread is about the exact same 'issue'->

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/07c56c20-3f56-4191-84c6-fc033f7a8f29/remove-default-pinned-items-from-taskbar-with-gpop?forum=w7itproinstall

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    Jesper Vindum, Denmark

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    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 5:58 PM
  • In addition, for GPO problems, you could also refer to this article and check if it helps.

    10 Common Problems Causing Group Policy To Not Apply

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/22457.10-common-problems-causing-group-policy-to-not-apply.aspx


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    Wednesday, December 28, 2016 8:53 AM
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  • I did RSOP and it's there and enabled.
    Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:45 PM
  • Might be a stupid question, but exactly where do you find that setting?

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    Jesper Vindum, Denmark

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    Thursday, December 29, 2016 6:29 PM
  • exactly where do you find that setting?


    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\Remove pinned programs from the taskbar



    Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:23 PM
  • Oki, that's what I thought.

    Was wondering where 'Remove default pinned items from taskbar' came from.

    Have you tried running 'rsop' for the user logging in. I can tell you the actual what settings are applied, and if there are any issues applying policies.

    That setting should indeed remove all pinned apps.

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    Jesper Vindum, Denmark

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    Thursday, December 29, 2016 10:33 PM
  • Have you tried running 'rsop' for the user logging in.

    As I wrote earlier - yes I have. It's there and the setting is enabled.
    Friday, December 30, 2016 4:14 PM
  • Have you tried running 'rsop' for the user logging in.

    As I wrote earlier - yes I have. It's there and the setting is enabled.
    Sorry, didn't see that.

    Best Regards,

    Jesper Vindum, Denmark

    Systems Administrator

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    Friday, December 30, 2016 4:18 PM