Hide User Folder Link in Desktop using GPO – RDS/Hosted Shared Desktop

When forcing classic start menu to users, they were getting Links to User’s folder, libraries and Control panel(access to it will be restricted to normal users).

There was no direct option to disable it, below is the ADM file to remove the links from the user’s desktop.

CLASS USER

CATEGORY “Windows Components”

CATEGORY “Windows Explorer”

POLICY “Hide User Folder on Server 2008 Desktop”

EXPLAIN “Setting to remove User folder from Windows Server 2008 Desktop”

KEYNAME “Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu”

VALUENAME “{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}”
VALUEON “1”

END POLICY

END CATEGORY

END CATEGORY

Apply the ADM file in GP and it worked great.

Hope this helps!