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Disable Screensaver Access For A User Account

Im trying to prevent a particular user account holder from making changes to the screensaver setting on a standalone NT Workstation.  I cant seem to find anyway in the registry to do this. Any ideas?
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stu_bill
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ken_dude_357Commented:
Use the system policy editor to restrict the users profile.  You can select the wallpaper desired then set the policy to hide the screensaver tab.
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stu_billAuthor Commented:
System Policy Editor is only available on NT server.  This is a standalone Workstation!!!!!!!
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carmineCommented:
You can still use the SPE to open the registry and make the changes directly to the users profile.

You'll have to log on as the user in question (temporarily assign any rights required).

Run SPE to make the screen saver change.

Logoff user, and remove any temoprary rights.

Alternatively, just edit the NTUser.dat hive in the users profile (with regedt32) and apply the registry entries directly by hand.

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stu_billAuthor Commented:
Is it an additional key you have to add to the control panel / display part of the registry????
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jpeterso12345Commented:
For my public machines we restrict access to the control Panel and restrict right clicking on the desktop.  This will eliminate access to the screensaver.  

There is one other way that you can foil this pesty user, eliminate the users ability to save changes to the setup.  They may change the setting, but after they log in again it will return to normal.
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carmineCommented:
The registry key is added to the "Policies" section of the registry:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\NoDispScrSavPage = 1


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mviegasCommented:
Another interesting solution is to rename ntuser.dat to ntuser.man . When you do that, you allow your user makes the chages he/she wants on the desktop, screen saver properties and anything else related to user profiles, but when he/she logs off, the system doesn't save the configuration changes.
It might be useful also....
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