Taskbar Notification Area Icons for Limited Accounts

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How does one disable or prevent a user form using the taskbar notification
area icons in a limited account? Some program icons appear in the
notification area of the taskbar of users with limited account privileges.
This allows limited account users to access these programs which the
administrator may wish only authorized access to. Is there a way to limit or
disallow this usage via the Group Policy editor, the Local Security Policy
Settings, the registry, the System Configuration Utility from the limited
account desktop, or by any other method? This does not refer to hiding
inactive icons. Thanks.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Don't install software for All Users.

    Hide the notification area
    http://www.boyce.us/gp/gpcontent.asp?ID=390

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:85CCF56B-DCAE-4C81-B4CE-C5A2B749A0E2@microsoft.com,
    jmike <jmike@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > How does one disable or prevent a user form using the taskbar
    > notification area icons in a limited account? Some program icons
    > appear in the notification area of the taskbar of users with limited
    > account privileges. This allows limited account users to access these
    > programs which the administrator may wish only authorized access to.
    > Is there a way to limit or disallow this usage via the Group Policy
    > editor, the Local Security Policy Settings, the registry, the System
    > Configuration Utility from the limited account desktop, or by any
    > other method? This does not refer to hiding inactive icons. Thanks.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Yes, Thank You. That is exactly what I need. I had looked at the Group Policy
    Editor before, but missed that particular setting. And thanks for pointing me
    towards the Jim Boyce website. Very helpfull!


    "Wesley Vogel" wrote:

    > Don't install software for All Users.
    >
    > Hide the notification area
    > http://www.boyce.us/gp/gpcontent.asp?ID=390
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:85CCF56B-DCAE-4C81-B4CE-C5A2B749A0E2@microsoft.com,
    > jmike <jmike@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > How does one disable or prevent a user form using the taskbar
    > > notification area icons in a limited account? Some program icons
    > > appear in the notification area of the taskbar of users with limited
    > > account privileges. This allows limited account users to access these
    > > programs which the administrator may wish only authorized access to.
    > > Is there a way to limit or disallow this usage via the Group Policy
    > > editor, the Local Security Policy Settings, the registry, the System
    > > Configuration Utility from the limited account desktop, or by any
    > > other method? This does not refer to hiding inactive icons. Thanks.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    You betcha. Keep having fun. :-)

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:993D49CD-924E-4916-82D4-A7DC1FA8002E@microsoft.com,
    jmike <jmike@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > Yes, Thank You. That is exactly what I need. I had looked at the
    > Group Policy Editor before, but missed that particular setting. And
    > thanks for pointing me towards the Jim Boyce website. Very helpfull!
    >
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
    >
    >> Don't install software for All Users.
    >>
    >> Hide the notification area
    >> http://www.boyce.us/gp/gpcontent.asp?ID=390
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:85CCF56B-DCAE-4C81-B4CE-C5A2B749A0E2@microsoft.com,
    >> jmike <jmike@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>> How does one disable or prevent a user form using the taskbar
    >>> notification area icons in a limited account? Some program icons
    >>> appear in the notification area of the taskbar of users with limited
    >>> account privileges. This allows limited account users to access
    >>> these programs which the administrator may wish only authorized
    >>> access to. Is there a way to limit or disallow this usage via the
    >>> Group Policy editor, the Local Security Policy Settings, the
    >>> registry, the System Configuration Utility from the limited account
    >>> desktop, or by any other method? This does not refer to hiding
    >>> inactive icons. Thanks.
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