Taskbar Cortana search reappears after lock / unlock

Posted: one year ago Quote #19640
we are customizing our field kiosks & turning off things like search / notification area.  after we install & enable SecureLock and then disable it with logoff - the search box reappears and has been turned back on.  

Is there a setting I am missing somewhere?   we can confirm - if we turn off the search & reboot multiple times without SecureLock - the search does not re-appear.  

we have also noticed the notification icon reappears as well (right most icon - usually used for things like Focus Assist, etc) - we have disabled it via registry key - but after we enable / disable SecureLock - it's back in the taskbar.
Posted: one year ago Quote #19662
It's unclear what the undesirable behavior is you're experiencing. Please send a snapshot to Regarding the Notification icons, Secure Lockdown doesn't remove/add icons, they must be removed or added manually via Windows settings
Posted: one year ago Quote #19673
we have removed the notification area + disabled cortana, set the background - all via registry.

these are the 2x we use to disable the notification center
$Path = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer"
$Name = "DisableNotificationCenter"
$value = "1"

and then to disable Cortana.
Reg Add "$reglocation\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /T REG_DWORD /V "CortanaEnabled" /D 0 /F
    Reg Add "$reglocation\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /T REG_DWORD /V "CanCortanaBeEnabled" /D 0 /F
    Reg Add "$reglocation\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /T REG_DWORD /V "DeviceHistoryEnabled" /D 0 /F
    Reg Add "$reglocation\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /T REG_DWORD /V "CortanaConsent" /D 0 /F
    Reg Add "$reglocation\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" /T REG_DWORD /V "CortanaInAmbientMode" /D 0 /F

we reboot a number of times & no cortana in the taskbar & no toast notifications.

after we install secure lock & enable it for the current user, we reboot - Secure Lock is on.  works great.   We the disable Secure Lock & reboot.  when we come back into the user screen - the cortana search area is now on the taskbar.
Posted: 9 months ago Quote #20842
We have noticed this as well.

We can disable the cortana search box in the task bar. But once we enable Secure Lockdown, and then disable, it will reappear.