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This chapter is about OS-specific issues with windows.

Windows 8+: No app icons

Windows 8 introduces a new security features:  

Application icons from a network share are bad and needs to be disabled automatically.

You can enable them again via domain GPO policy:

run gpedit.msc

Computer configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/File Explorer/Allow the use of remote paths in file shortcut icons

 Trusted Network

If you get this warning message,

then you have to change how windows

detects your local area network.

Please follow these steps:

Note: This is a per user setting in windows.

Domain GPO:

If you are in a domain, then you should change this setting with a GPO:

1. Open GPMC in your Domain Controller. Create a GPO or use an existing GPO linked to the OU which contains all users.

2. Under User Configuration, expand Polices > Windows settings >Internet Explorer Maintenance >Security

3. Double click Security Zones and Content Ratings, then chose Import the current security zones and privacy settings.

4. Click Continue, then click Modify Settings.

5. In the Internet Properties windows chose Security tab, then click Local intranet, click Sites to add sites you want.

You might want to add your whole domain by adding your domain name, e.g. http://*.domain.local


How to pin an RR app to the taskbar?

Windows 7 has some restrictions that dis-allow programs to be pinned to the taskbar.

There are cases in which programs on a network share are not allowed and/or if the executable file contains a reserved word (like help, control...).