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How to prevent Media Player icon being created for each new user profile

    Question

  • Hi,

    I'm trying to find out how to prevent the WMP icon being added to the task bar by default for every new user account that's created. I've had a look through the WMP and Task bar GPOs but can't see anything appropriate.

    Cheers
    Ant
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:59 PM

Answers

  • Hai,

    WMP is pinned by default for new installations. So programmatic pinning by an application is not permitted. So the programmtic interface for adding/removing them to Taskbar are quite limited.

    regards from www.windowsadmin.info


    ManuPhilip
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Friday, October 23, 2009 1:20 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by AntHughes Friday, October 23, 2009 8:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:42 AM
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:09 PM
  • Hi AntHughes,

     

    As ManU PhiliP mentioned, we cannot prevent Windows Media Player from being pinned by default for the newly created user accounts after installing Windows 7. For more information, please refer to this thread: Remove Windows Media Player pinned taskbar item.

     

    Regards,

    Linda

     

    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:42 AM
    Monday, October 26, 2009 10:07 AM

All replies

  • Hai,

    WMP is pinned by default for new installations. So programmatic pinning by an application is not permitted. So the programmtic interface for adding/removing them to Taskbar are quite limited.

    regards from www.windowsadmin.info


    ManuPhilip
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Friday, October 23, 2009 1:20 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by AntHughes Friday, October 23, 2009 8:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:42 AM
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:09 PM
  • Hi,

    I'm not trying to programatically pin an application, I'm trying to prevent the automatic pinning through GPO / standard deployment means.

    It seems odd that GPO provides a multitue of options for configuring the look and feel for inital user desktops, but then forces you to have WMP pinned to the task bar....

    Cheers
    Friday, October 23, 2009 8:27 AM
  • Hai,

    I meant 'scripting through GPMC' in the word 'programatically'. I have made a web reserch on your requirement and learnt that much as I answerd previously

    regards from www.windowsadmin.info


    ManuPhilip
    Friday, October 23, 2009 8:37 AM
  • Hi AntHughes,

     

    As ManU PhiliP mentioned, we cannot prevent Windows Media Player from being pinned by default for the newly created user accounts after installing Windows 7. For more information, please refer to this thread: Remove Windows Media Player pinned taskbar item.

     

    Regards,

    Linda

     

    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:42 AM
    Monday, October 26, 2009 10:07 AM