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desktop and app cleanup for remote desktop clients

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#1 johnny777


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 08:36 AM

I am new to Windows 2012R2 terminal services but have successfully installed it on a new server and is up and running but now I am trying to make it easier for my RDP users and clean up all the excess icons and such. There are three problems that I am having now;

1. users still have access to powershell even though I've turned off the group policy setting.

2. users still see all of the shortcuts if they click on the desktop 'down' arrow

3. for some reason, the users don't have a log off button anymore. I must have locked down something a little too much but I can't find the option to allow a log off

I thought of creating a separate menu but before I do that, I wanted to make sure that the full list of programs won't show up for the users if they click on the 'down' arrow.

Thanks in advance

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 02:29 AM

The answer to number 3 create a shortcut to c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe /l The /l switch logs the user out.
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