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Group Policy - restrict deleting recycle bin /enable locking desktop

Posted on 2007-11-22
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Hi,

I work at a school where the students continuously delete desktop shortcuts to applications residing on the server.  I have tried through group policy to lock the desktop down but STILL the girls are able to delete the items and they don't reappear when the girls log back on.  I am even thinking of going along the route of blocking emptying the recycle bin, so the teachers can just restore the deleted shortcuts if need be.

What am I doing wrong?  How do I set up a standard desktop for each pupil.  They only have one shared login so this would be the easiest option.  I feel like I have exhausted all the options for locking the desktop and everything that should be enabled or disabled already is.  Help!

Many Thanks,
Emma.
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Emmy, if you use XP or Win 2000 as a desktop os,  create a mandatory roaming user profile for the students user name. This profile can't be overwritten and will be restored to the students machine, each time a user logs in.

I think this article gives a nice overview: http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netos/article.php/625291
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