Solved

Disable Screensaver Access For A User Account

Posted on 2000-03-17
7
259 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
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?
0
Comment
Question by:stu_bill
7 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:ken_dude_357
ID: 2628916
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:stu_bill
ID: 2635229
System Policy Editor is only available on NT server.  This is a standalone Workstation!!!!!!!
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:carmine
ID: 2636035
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.

Mark
0
Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

 

Author Comment

by:stu_bill
ID: 2636429
Is it an additional key you have to add to the control panel / display part of the registry????
0
 

Expert Comment

by:jpeterso12345
ID: 2640580
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.
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
carmine earned 15 total points
ID: 2640637
The registry key is added to the "Policies" section of the registry:

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


Mark
0
 

Expert Comment

by:mviegas
ID: 2641739
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....
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Please help me Blue screen window 10 7 67
Problem to App source 6 71
Printing issues after RDC session 3 29
OS Selection Menu 1 47
Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question