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how do i lock desktop icons in windows xp

Posted on 2010-01-08
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how do i lock desktop icons in windows xp
Question by:abvi-goodwill

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how do i lock desktop icons in windows xp
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right click on an empty area on the desktop
   >Arrange By
Lock Desktop Icons

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Use the Group Policy (run gpedit.msc) as administrator and review (carefull)

Look here:
* User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Desktop

There a many options that you can set to block changes on the Desktop, as: change wallpaper, move toolbars, use active desktop, etc.

If the end user that will use the PC does not have admin rights, the user can't set/change this options.

Just BE Careful, take notes of the changes made here, you can end with a very restrictive system if you go happy setting a lot of thing (yes it happens)


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Make the desktop read only to everyone except the adminstrator. :)

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