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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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