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2003 Group Policy to prevent desktop saving

We have a 2003 SBS server with users' My Documents being redirected to the server, however some users are still saving on their desktop.  Is their a GPO to prevent saving on the desktop or another method to prevent this for certain users?
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tampatechman
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mrroonieCommented:
User configuration->Administrative Templates->Desktop->"Don't save settings
at exit"

warn the users anything saved to the desktop will be lost - if they choose to ignore you and only save things there once more, when they login again to find it missing they won't do it again!

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Stewart BeelSenior Technical AnalystCommented:
I don't think you can stop them saving files to the desktop, but you can use methods to stop the users profile from saving the files next time they logon.

You can use mandatory profiles
or
GPO setting:
User configuration->Administrative Templates->Desktop->"Don't save settings
at exit"
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tampatechmanAuthor Commented:
Won't those solutions delete the files that the users save on the desktop at logoff should they accidentally forget and save a critical file there
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tampatechmanAuthor Commented:
What about an option to make the desktop read-only or something like that...
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KCTSCommented:
You can always modify the NFTS security settings on the desktop folder to not allow write (or delete).
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
You can use folder redirection to redirect the desktop to a file server and then set a disk quota.

Test the quota limits first though to get an idea of what is required and what you can limit too.
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tampatechmanAuthor Commented:
If I redirect the desktop and set the quota to 0, what will happen to the items already on their desktop as well as their existing shortcuts?

Also, if they are laptop users how will it affect them out of the office?
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tampatechmanAuthor Commented:
Any other options or updates guys???
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Hi,

Refer this:
http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?p=549#post549

I hope this helps,
Shree
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tampatechmanAuthor Commented:
Someone suggested to me using Windows SteadyState.  Anyone have any experience with this tool or if it will apply in the situation I need
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Have refer the article which i suggested?
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