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Remove the Network icon from the systray – Windows 2008

Posted on September 10th, 2009

Windows 2008 has some icons that appear in the systray by default. The network icon is an example that appears even in a terminal server or Citrix session, as shown:

It is un-necessary clutter that would be best to remove in the terminal server session. However, there is no Group Policy option to do this in a Windows 2003 domain.

The following registry keys are available and can be used to remove all the systray icons:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\HideSCAVolume
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoAutoTrayNotify
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\HideSCANetwork
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoTrayItemsDisplay
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\HideClock
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\HideSCAPower

These can be added as a REG_DWORD and set to 1 to enable the setting.

They can also be added to the HKCU hive if required.

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How to create special folders

Posted on December 12th, 2008

How to create special folders in Windows 2003 (and XP)

Right click | New | folder

ActiveX Cache Folder.{88C6C381-2E85-11D0-94DE-444553540000}
Briefcase.{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}
Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Desktop.{00021400-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
Dial-Up Networking.{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}
Fonts.{BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}
Inbox.{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
Internet Cache Folder.{7BD29E00-76C1-11CF-9DD0-00A0C9034933}
Internet Explorer.{FBF23B42-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}
Internet Explorer.{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}
Internet Mail.{89292102-4755-11CF-9DC2-00AA006C2B84}
Internet News.{89292103-4755-11CF-9DC2-00AA006C2B84}
Microsoft Outlook.{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
My Documents.{450d8fba-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}
My Computer.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Network Neighborhood.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
Offline Web Pages.{F5175861-2688-11d0-9C5E-00AA00A45957}
Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
Recycle Bin.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Scheduled Tasks.{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}
Shell Favorite Folder.{1A9BA3A0-143A-11CF-8350-444553540000}
Shortcut.{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
Subscriptions.{F5175861-2688-11d0-9C5E-00AA00A45957}
The Internet.{FBF23B42-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}
The Microsoft Network.{00028B00-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
The Microsoft Windows 95 Product Team!.{869DADA0-42A0-1069-A2E7-08002B30309D}
User Internet History.{FF393560-C2A7-11CF-BFF4-444553540000}
Web Folders.{BDEADF00-C265-11d0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}
FTP Folders.{63da6ec0-2e98-11cf-8d82-444553540000}

Right click | New | Shortcut (Windows 2003)

shell:Administrative Tools
shell:AppData
shell:CD Burning
shell:Cache
shell:Common Administrative Tools
shell:Common AppData
shell:Common Desktop
shell:Common Documents
shell:Common Programs
shell:Common Start Menu
shell:Common Startup
shell:Common Templates
shell:CommonPictures
shell:CommonVideo
shell:ConnectionsFolder
shell:ControlPanelFolder
shell:Cookies
shell:Desktop
shell:Favorites
shell:Fonts
shell:History
shell:InternetFolder
shell:Local AppData
shell:LocalizedResourcesDir
shell:My Music
shell:My Pictures
shell:My Video
shell:NetHood
shell:Personal
shell:PrintHood
shell:PrintersFolder
shell:Profile
shell:ProgramFiles
shell:Programs
shell:Recent
shell:RecycleBinFolder
shell:ResourceDir
shell:SendTo
shell:Start Menu
shell:Startup
shell:System
shell:SystemX86
shell:Templates
shell:Windows

Right click | New | Shortcut (Windows 2003)

shell:AddNewProgramsFolder
shell:Administrative Tools
shell:AppData
shell:AppUpdatesFolder
shell:CD Burning
shell:CSCFolder
shell:Cache
shell:ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder
shell:Common Administrative Tools
shell:Common AppData
shell:Common Desktop
shell:Common Documents
shell:Common Programs
shell:Common Start Menu
shell:Common Startup
shell:Common Templates
shell:CommonDownloads
shell:CommonMusic
shell:CommonPictures
shell:CommonVideo
shell:ConflictFolder
shell:ConnectionsFolder
shell:Contacts
shell:ControlPanelFolder
shell:Cookies
shell:CredentialManager
shell:CryptoKeys
shell:Default Gadgets
shell:Desktop
shell:Downloads
shell:DpapiKeys
shell:Favorites
shell:Fonts
shell:Gadgets
shell:GameTasks
shell:Games
shell:History
shell:InternetFolder
shell:Links
shell:Local AppData
shell:LocalAppDataLow
shell:LocalizedResourcesDir
shell:MAPIFolder
shell:My Music
shell:My Pictures
shell:My Video
shell:MyComputerFolder
shell:NetHood
shell:NetworkPlacesFolder
shell:OEM Links
shell:Original Images
shell:Personal
shell:PhotoAlbums
shell:Playlists
shell:PrintHood
shell:PrintersFolder
shell:Profile
shell:ProgramFiles
shell:ProgramFilesCommon
shell:ProgramFilesCommonX86
shell:ProgramFilesX86
shell:Programs
shell:Public
shell:PublicGameTasks
shell:Quick Launch
shell:Recent
shell:RecycleBinFolder
shell:ResourceDir
shell:SampleMusic
shell:SamplePictures
shell:SamplePlaylists
shell:SampleVideos
shell:SavedGames
shell:SearchHomeFolder
shell:Searches
shell:SendTo
shell:Start Menu
shell:Startup
shell:SyncCenterFolder
shell:SyncResultsFolder
shell:SyncSetupFolder
shell:System
shell:SystemCertificates
shell:SystemX86
shell:Templates
shell:TreePropertiesFolder
shell:UserProfiles
shell:UsersFilesFolder
shell:Windows

Enjoy!

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Windows memory allocation comparison (PAE) – All versions

Posted on August 7th, 2008

This link compares the versions of Microsoft Windows 2003 with the maximum memory supported in PAE.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778.aspx

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