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.

Supported on: Windows Media Player 9 Series and later.
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer
Value NameDesktopShortcut
Value TypeREG_SZ
Enabled Valueno
Disabled Valueyes

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