Registry Settings:  I would like to selectively disable/enable display properties

Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
When I right click my mouse on the desktop I can see all of my display properties for my monitor.  I would like to prevent users from accessing certain of these features.  Can someone point to a listing of the registry settings I can modify to lock out/or enable users on this feature.
Question by:brothertruffle880
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    If its XP Pro then at the RUN command type GPEDIT.MSC
    Go to User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Control Panel->Display and ENABLE and settings you want to impose.
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    Run regedit, and go to


    Create new DWORD values (set to 1) with the following names:

    NoDispScrSavPage   -   Disables Screen Saver Tab
    NoDispBackgroundPage   -   Disables Desktop Tab
    NoThemesTab   -   Disables Themes Tab
    NoDispSettingsPage   -   Disables Settings Tab
    NoDispAppearance   -   Disables Appearance Tab (This will also disable the themes tab)

    NoDispCpl   -   Disables the the display properties completely

    Hope it helps!

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