Possibility to hide tray icon permanently?

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Possibility to hide tray icon permanently?

Veeam Logoby hoFFy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:10 am

Hi folks,

is it possible to hide the tray icon permanently?
A customer wants to backup a PC of one of his employees, but the employee shall not get notice of it.... We don't ask for the reasons, we only realise it if possible :roll:
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Re: Possibility to hide tray icon permanently?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:22 am

Sebastian,

When VEB is installed under another user (for example, the administrator) then the end-user will not see the icon if I am not mistaken

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Re: Possibility to hide tray icon permanently?

Veeam Logoby hoFFy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:30 am

Mike Resseler wrote:Sebastian,

When VEB is installed under another user (for example, the administrator) then the end-user will not see the icon if I am not mistaken

Mike



This doesn't work... I installed VEB under my account (member of local administrators group) and tested with the domain admin account.. he can see the tray icon
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Re: Possibility to hide tray icon permanently?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:31 am

But does the end-user see it? Is he also a member of the local administrators group?
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Re: Possibility to hide tray icon permanently?

Veeam Logoby hoFFy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:46 am

I created another domain user without special rights on my computer. He can also see the tray icon. But is the icon necessary for VEB to work as expected? What if I forbid the user to start the Veeam.EndPoint.Tray.exe with third-party software, or a GPO?
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Re: Possibility to hide tray icon permanently?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:52 am

Can that user actually start something from the tray icon? I thought that was not possible. You can always hide the icon and suppress the notifications. But in all honesty, I have never worked out a setup like that. Maybe @dima knows more on how to achieve this
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Re: Possibility to hide tray icon permanently?

Veeam Logoby hoFFy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:57 am

Update from the customer: He only wants to run a one-time backup of that computer. My colleague, which takes care for the customer, found another backup software which can be run as a portable app from an usb-stick.... That should be enough in his opinion.
Thanks for your help so far!
Btw.: In the meantime I tried the application startup control from Kaspersky to prohibit the start of the Veeam.Endpoint.Tray.exe... that works, too
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Re: Possibility to hide tray icon permanently?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:54 pm

Sebastian,

Good catch, thanks! It’s true that tray can be closed without any impact on backup job with the help of any third party application or windows tools.
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