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We'll see how to pin on the taskbar every shortcuts a network admin, including Network Connections. It works for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

 

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How to pin the command line, advanced firewall, computer management and task manager to the taskbar

Most of the usefull shortcuts are easy to pin to the taskbar : We just have to find them in the start submenus, right click, and choose : ' Pin to Taskbar '. We can do this for the command line, the advanced firewall and the computer management :

 

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To pin the task manager, just type taskmgr.exe in the search field, and right click the found result to pin it :

 

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How to pin Network Connections on the taskbar

 

To pin the network connections is a little more complicated, but for a network admin, it's really worth the 2 minutes spent. Here is how :


. Create a folder in a safe place. I use Documents\Shortcuts\ but you might prefer C:\Shortcuts. So we create a Shortcuts folder


. Right click in this newly created Shortcuts folder and choose New Shortcut :

 

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fill the new shortcut fields like this :

 

    location : ncpa.cpl
    name : Network Connections :

 

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. right click on this newly created ' Network Connections ' shortcut and choose copy :

 

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. Right click again in our newly created Shortcuts folder and choose New Shortcut :

 

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fill the new shortcut field like this :

 

    location : explorer.exe [CTRL+V]                                           ( type 'explorer.exe '+ perform a paste here )
    name : NC

 

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. Personalise the NC shortcut icon if you will ( right click ) Properties ) Change Icon )

 

. Right click on this NC shortcut ) pin to taskbar :

 

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Voila ! Network Connections one click away !
Here is my complete Windows Server setup :

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Note that if you don't mind to have the network connections as a desktop shortcut, it's even easier : just right click a new shortcut on the desktop ( location : ncpa.cpl ).


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