Remove the Recycle Bin Via Group Policy

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You might ask “why would I want to do this?” But if your users do not have access to local drives, then nothing’s going to get put in the recycle bin anyway, so it’s one less thing they can fiddle with.

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1. On your domain controller , Start > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management Console > Either create a new policy and link it to your targeted USERS or edit an existing one, then navigate to:

User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Desktop

Locate the setting “Remove Recycle bin form the desktop”.

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2. Set it to enabled.

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3. Then either reboot the clients, wait a couple of hours, or manually run “gpupdate /force” on them.

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