Prevent Desktop Shortcut Creation

This policy setting allows you to prevent a shortcut icon for the Player from being added to the user’s desktop. If you enable this policy setting users cannot add the Player shortcut icon to their desktops. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting users can choose whether to add the Player shortcut icon to their desktops.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> WindowsMediaPlayer # DesktopShortcut

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Media Player


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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