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Posted on 2004-08-02
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Hey all,
Can someone give me the specifc Group Policy or reg hack that prevents users from deleting their desktop icons? I locve Mondays! :-)
Thanks...David
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This locks their placement on the desktop- not from being deleted I believe... I'm not on a M$ machine right now to test...
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. Right-click in the right pane and select New, DWORD Value name NoSaveSettings and press the Enter key. Right-click on the new NoSaveSettings item and select Modify. Enter 1 in the Value data box. After this, whenever you restart Windows, your settings will return to their current state.
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Good information Rich. I'll give it a try and let you know how it works. David
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Okay, luckily I printed out all of the changes I made to the Group Policy prior to pc deployment.
I found two fields that I belive are the cause of my restrictions. The fields are marked "Enabled". They are;
"Restrict the user from entering author mode", and "Restrict users to the explicity permitted list of snap-ins."
These both appear under the Microsoft Manager field which is a sub field of Administrative Templates. Both of these fields are accessed under the User Configuration tab within the Group Policy.
Hope this helps. David
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I got lucky and found the snap-in that I thought might exist. Just so that you and others know it and other snap-ins can be located at: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Thanks for your help.
David
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