Some registry settings do not take effect

Henrik Lindgaard 1 Reputation point
2021-08-18T08:28:38.963+00:00

Hi!

I'm using intune/endpoint to manage our companys computers. Some settings are not available through endpoint Configuration Profiles, like setting the windows taskbar icon size or grouping. Because of this, I've pushed some settings out through PowerShell Scripts.

Since I want to make these settings default for all users on each laptop, I've edited registry values under HKLM (Local machine). My example is two values, TaskbarSmallIcons = 1 and TaskbarGlomLevel = 2. I've set/created these values at:

HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

The problem is, both values are being created/set, but only TaskbarSmallIcons goes into effect. Does TaskbarGlomLevel not work from this key/placement? Or is it being overridden by default settings made at user level? If so, how do I solve this problem?

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  1. Jarvis Sun-MSFT 10,096 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-08-19T08:27:02.497+00:00

    @Henrik Lindgaard Thanks for posting in our Q&A.

    For our issue, I have done some research. But I saw in an article that the Directory where the TaskbarGlomLevel key is located should be

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    Please refer to: https://www.tldevtech.com/how-to-disable-taskbar-button-grouping-in-windows-10/#:~:text=%20The%20following%20steps%20are%20needed%3A%20%201,In%20Windows%2010%2C%202%20means%20Never.%20More%20
    Note: unofficial link, just for reference.


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