does an option exist du add and remove quicksettings over group policy

Lia Pagotto 0 Reputation points
2023-07-14T09:12:23.06+00:00

We would like to pin rendering to quicksetting folr ervery computer for our company. Is their any other way to pin rendering to quicksettings instead of doing it for every computer induviually?

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  1. Limitless Technology 43,966 Reputation points
    2023-07-14T17:57:01.2433333+00:00

    Hello there,

    Yes, there is a way to pin specific settings to the Quick Settings area in the Windows taskbar using Group Policy. You can achieve this by configuring the "Quick actions" settings through Group Policy. Here's how you can do it:

    Open the Group Policy Management Editor by running the command "gpedit.msc" from the Run dialog (press "Windows key + R").

    Navigate to the following Group Policy setting:

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar

    Look for the policy setting called "Remove Notifications and Action Center," and set it to "Disabled" or "Not Configured." This allows access to the Quick Settings area.

    Next, navigate to the following policy setting:

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\Notifications

    Enable the policy setting called "Turn off notifications network usage" to allow customization of the Quick Settings area.

    Now, on a computer where you have configured the desired Quick Settings, open the following registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Quick Actions

    Export the registry key to a file.

    Copy the exported .reg file to a network share accessible by all the target computers.

    Use Group Policy Preferences to deploy the .reg file to the target computers. Create a Group Policy Preference item under the User Configuration section, configure it to "Update," and specify the location of the .reg file.

    Apply the Group Policy to the desired user or computer OU (Organizational Unit).

    I used AI provided by ChatGPT to formulate part of this response. I have verified that the information is accurate before sharing it with you.

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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