Category: Microsoft

Personalising the Taskband/Taskbar Setting using AppSense

When managing desktop settings for a user you may find that the taskbar appearance settings do not seem to be captured by default. In order to start catching these ensure that you capture the following registry key in either Desktop Settings or Session Data. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2 The Settings value in this key controls this and is […]

Hiding Standard Desktop Icons Using the Registry

Using the standard interface for managing the desktop icons has it’s limitations. There are some that are not available from this interface. Equally, you may want to default these to particular states for specific users. There are two registry locations for this (user settings will override machine settings): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons There are two sub keys: […]

Using a Local Temporary Profile for AppSense

Why use a Local Temporary profile instead of a Mandatory one? Don’t have to ensure that the profile is secured properly Less network traffic than using a remote mandatory profile/copying the profile locally What’s involved? Create an AppSense Logon action to capture the SID Modify the registry to change the profile state Getting the SIDDownload […]

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