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Windows 7: No icon on taskbar and no link in Start menu for new users

25 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
No icon on taskbar and no link in Start menu for new users

Hi


I'm in Audit Mode.

I wish that all new users of Windows 7 SP1 had no icon on their taskbar and no link in their Start menu.

So, how do I do this?


Thanks


Bye

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Sep 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try right clicking on each icon on the taskbar and on the start menu and choose unpin from taskbar or start menu.

Jerry
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28 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

During the installation of Windows 7 SP1, I went immediately in Audit mode.

So, after I customized Windows removing the default icons and links from the taskbar and the Start menu, I wrote this Unattend.xml file

Code:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="generalize" wasPassProcessed="true">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="specialize" wasPassProcessed="true">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
</component>
</settings>
</unattend>
and I put it in the %WINDIR%\Panther directory.

Then, I wrote the sysprep /generalize /oobe /reboot command in a Command Prompt window.

Now, I've noticed that new users still have the default icons and link on the taskbar and the Start menu. How come?

How do I prevent this?

Thanks

Bye
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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28 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7
 
 

In other words, inserting the TaskbarLinks and StartPanelLinks statements in an unattend.xml file, they are used to add icons or links to the taskbar or Start menu.

Now, if I wanted to create a default profile for all users when the taskbar and Start menu are completely free of elements, how should I do this?

Thanks

Bye
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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