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The Windows Vista Security Guide has been released

November 21st 2006 in Uncategorized

Yes, you still need one if you have care of a domain with Active Directory directory service:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/security/guide.mspx


“In addition to the solutions that the Windows Vista Security Guide prescribes, the guide includes tools, step-by-step procedures, recommendations, and processes that significantly streamline the deployment process. Not only does the guide provide you with effective security setting guidance, it also provides a reproducible method that you can use to apply the guidance to both test and production environments.”


Download the Guide here:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74028


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This is what you are missing. Create a reg file with the following text – merge with the registry:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]”{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}”=dword:00000000
You will need to refresh the desktop to see the shortcut (right click on desktop, select refresh).

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