I am running a Win 2k3 Domain with all the clients being WinXP SP2. I have enabled a GPO to force a HTML page with links on it for the Desktop and I have locked the desktop down where the users are not able to add anything to the desktop. The HTML page works for launching the applications from the links.
I want to hide all of the Icons on the Desktop. If I enable the "Hide and Disable all items on the Desktop" setting then it does hide all the Icons, BUT then the Active Desktop HTML page goes away. I need to restrict that from happening.
I have also tested to manually remove the icons from the desktop. When I remove them all the HTML page goes away. If I leave at least one icon on the desktop the HTML page stays there.
How can I hide all of the Icons on the desktop and still have the HTML page stay there for the users to access there programs. (The users will not be able to use the Start Menu at all. it will only allow them to "log off" of the computer)