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Windows 2008 R2 RDS (XenApp 6) – restrict the user desktop

October 11, 2010 13 comments

I have done some XenApp 6 deployments the last weeks and often published the server desktop for the users. With Windows 2003 it was easy to hide the “All Users” components, so that users didn’t see the links on the desktop or the Administrative Tools folder in the start menu.

With Windows 2008 R2 it’s a bit different, the well known group policies don’t work for Windows 7 / 2008 (R2). By default users see the “Administrative Tools” folder in the start menu and the “Server manager” and “Powershell” links pinned on their taskbar.

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Branding Policy delay is back with Internet Explorer 8

October 4, 2009 Leave a comment

The 20 sec. logon delay is back after installing Internet Explorer 8 on a Windows 2003 XenApp/Terminal Server. Microsoft has just released a hotfix.

Categories: Group Policies
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