I'm using SBS 2011 for Group Policy on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server used as a terminal server.

Does anyone know a way to set through Group Policy to 'Use Small Icons' in the taskbar?


You can find a list of settings from this Azure application. You could set the settings you want in the default profile then lock them down ( User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and taskbar\ Prevent changes to taskbar and Start Menu Settings) but I do not see a way to specifically set the icon size.


The key that is changed is as follows:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ reg_dword TaskbarSmallIcons

Setting this to a value of 0x1 will force the taskbar icons to be small.

You can set this value via a GPO by navigating to the Preferences for Registry (Policy root\User Configuration\Preferences\Windows Settings\Registry) and creating a new value.

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