Posts Tagged ‘Registry’

White Icons on Windows 8 for Shortcuts with Icons located on the Network

August 16th, 2013

In my case, I push shortcuts via group policy to computers.  When choosing a network path for the icon, in Windows 8 the icon shows as a white box instead of the icon pointed to on the network.  Some discover found the following two possible solutions:

Through Group Policy if your domain has been upgraded or locally to the machine through gpedit.msc:

Computer configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/File Explorer/Allow the use of remote paths in file shortcut icons.

Alternately if you like hacking the registry:


Created DWORD (32-bit) Vaule: EnableShellShortcutIconRemotePath
Value: 1 (Decimal)

Note: You  might have to create the Explorer key. (It was missing on both of the computers I tested this on)

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Set Temporary Internet Files to “Every time I visit the webpage” via the Registry

May 29th, 2013

Create/Modify the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

dword: SyncMode5
decimal value: 3

or one of the values below:

0 = Never
2 = Every time you start internet explorer
3 = Every visit to the page.
4 = Automatically

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Disable UAC on Server 2012

May 28th, 2013

I will not get into the politics of why you would or would not want to disable UAC. However when you do have the need, you can do it by editing this registry key. Disabling it through the GUI does not actually disable it anymore as of Windows 8/Server 2012.

Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system
Changing the DWORD “EnableLUA” from 1 to 0

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