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How do I write a logon script to change advanced WinXP appearance settings?

I've got a user with Visual Impairments; we can manually set the advanced appearance settings (Rt Click on desktop, Properties, Appearance tab, Advanced...), but it's not the best option for us on our domain.

Ideally, we want to automate this in a logon script, that can be undone wtih a logoff script. (We have a lot of hot-desking). It will also help us maintain a 'corporate image'.

If anyone knows of a script and/or could help create one (we need to be able specify every option on that list, ideally!), any help would be gratefully received.

Thanks

Gareth

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Roachy1979Commented:
Not near a machine I can test this with, but if you create a new OU for the user, there might be the option to set this within group policy.

Don't think this can be done via a login script so GP is your best option.

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doucegAuthor Commented:
Thanks, unfortunately options available through GP aren't granular enough to support the changes we require. (specifically changing the menu font size, etc).
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doucegAuthor Commented:
Eeek!

Thanks for that, just need to figure out how those values relate to font face and size! I've found what I need to change for the desktop background colour (HKCU\Control Panel\Colors\Background) but not managed any further than that yet!

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Roachy1979Commented:
If you change the font face and style for the current user then it will be reflected in the registry key above.....

Basically change the styles to what you want and then look at the registry key.  Those are the values you need to put in the script...
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