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We just got a new backup device that installed a client on our Server 2003 Enterprise TS servers. I would like to hide this system tray icon from all users so they don't tinker around with it. The program itself doesn't have a setting to hide the system tray icon.

Is there a way to hide this system tray icon for all users? Is there a group policy or registry setting I can use?

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You may want to specify which device/application this is to get better answers for your problem – Hyppy Mar 25 '11 at 17:00
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If the backup client itself runs as a service, you may want to check and see if an extra quick-launch type program is set to run for all users. A couple places to check include:

  • All Users' Start Menu -> Programs -> Startup
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run
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Awesome insight! I found the sys tray application in the All Users -> Programs -> Startup folder and deleted it. Thnx! – MarkF Mar 25 '11 at 18:35

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