Group Policy / Remove "Shop for music online" and Similar Tasks

Discussion in 'Windows Server Systems' started by madmatt, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I've searched Live.com and Google for an answer and all I get is "Microsoft has agreed to change how the link functions...".

    Do any of you server/Group Policy experts know if there is a way to remove these links ("Shop for music online" and "Order prints online")?

    I've searched throughout the GP and I can't find anything (nice to know that IE7 is now included with the latest set of GP).

    Thank you.
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Sorry if this is a lame question, but where does one find Shop for Music Online and Order Prints online? If I knew where it was, perhaps I could help remove it :D
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Its in WMP, wish I could kill it too.
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I know it may be a round-about way of doing it, but can you block those sites that WMP links to on the firewall?
     
  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Windows Explorer, File or Folder Tasks

    Go to your Music folder.
    Go to your Pictures folder and highlight an image of some sort (JPG, GIF, etc.)

    Also in WMP for media files.
     
  6. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Do you want to remove it or just make it so that it opens the default browser instead of launching IE?
     
  7. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Remove it using GPO. I am in a domain environment, a very restricted environment. We don't want the option there for the users.
     
  8. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Microsoft reserved that link for a future music download store. So I think any removal will be a 'hack'

    Searching for it....