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Wes

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Haven't had any luck in figuring out a way to get rid of this automatically via GPO or any other method...  Anyone have any tricks for this one?
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Yes.

Take the collection of software that is called Windows 10, that works some of the time and sometimes mehhh and an next reboot install Vista, sorry XP, nooope Windows 7 (yes that works)


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Wes, I don't know, but I'm not a GUI guy.  However... there has to be a place that this stuff is saved.  

What I would do is to create a shortcut on the taskbar called "doodie" and then search the registry and profile for "doodie."  That'd tell me where it is and then I could do some sort of reg or profile zap.

Actually I don't HAVE an Edge icon on my taskbar.  I wonder what I'm doing differently?

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Edge is unique, that's the problem.  It gets added to new profiles in some special process, so a lot of the usual approaches aren't workable.  MS really makes a mess of pinning/unpinning.

If you create a fresh profile, you don't get an Edge icon?
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The Edge icon looks very similar to the Internet Explorer icon. I didn't even know I was using Edge until I did an About in the browser.

Asked a friend and he said the Taskbar icons are in the following two locations. I don't have my Windows 10 compter with me to verify.


In the registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

In the hidden TaskBar folder:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

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Actually, just got my Windows 10 tablet. When I do a right-click of the Edge icon in the task bar, I get the option to Unpin Edge.


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Yes. The problem is how to do it via gpo though [smile]
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Just searching via "Unpin" I found these.

startmenu.admx Prevent users from customizing their Start Screen User Start Menu and Taskbar HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer!NoChangeStartMenu At least Windows 2000 This policy setting allows you to prevent users from changing their Start screen layout.If you enable this setting you will prevent a user from selecting an app resizing a tile pinning/unpinning a tile or a secondary tile entering the customize mode and rearranging tiles within Start and Apps.If you disable or do not configure this setting you will allow a user to select an app resize a tile pin/unpin a tile or a secondary tile enter the customize mode and rearrange tiles within Start and Apps. FALSE

startmenu.admx Remove pinned programs list from the Start Menu User Start Menu and Taskbar HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer!NoStartMenuPinnedList Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2003 Windows 7 Windows Vista and Windows XP If you enable this setting the "Pinned Programs" list is removed from the Start menu. Users cannot pin programs to the Start menu. In Windows XP and Windows Vista the Internet and email checkboxes are removed from the 'Customize Start Menu' dialog. If you disable this setting or do not configure it the "Pinned Programs" list remains on the Start menu. Users can pin and unpin programs in the Start Menu. FALSE

taskbar.admx Do not allow pinning programs to the Taskbar User Start Menu and Taskbar HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer!NoPinningToTaskbar At least Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 This policy setting allows you to control pinning programs to the Taskbar.If you enable this policy setting users cannot change the programs currently pinned to the Taskbar. If any programs are already pinned to the Taskbar these programs continue to show in the Taskbar. However users cannot unpin these programs already pinned to the Taskbar and they cannot pin new programs to the Taskbar.If you disable or do not configure this policy setting users can change the programs currently pinned to the Taskbar. FALSE

taskbar.admx Do not allow pinning items in Jump Lists User Start Menu and Taskbar HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer!NoPinningToDestinations At least Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 This policy setting allows you to control pinning items in Jump Lists.If you enable this policy setting users cannot pin files folders websites or other items to their Jump Lists in the Start Menu and Taskbar. Users also cannot unpin existing items pinned to their Jump Lists. Existing items already pinned to their Jump Lists will continue to show.If you disable or do not configure this policy setting users can pin files folders websites and other items to a program's Jump List so that the items is always present in this menu. FALSE


Here is the spreadsheet

xlsx Windows 10 ADMX spreadsheet.xlsx     


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Wes

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Yes these have been around since before 10 but don't achieve the goal unfortunately.
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+1 Wes.  The whole pathetic weak attempt at GPOs to control the 8+ Start Menu are almost completely useless unfortunately... at least in my case a lot of testing yielded little good news.
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