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I want to lock down user's ability to change desktop icons, saving anything to desktop; and deleting any icons already there.  Is there a registry key for this?  
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Why dont you use mandatory profiles?


http://www.chrissanders.org/?p=38
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Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
I would suggest using a GPO.

Lock down the profile with local group policy and active desktop.
User Configuration – Administrative Templates – Desktop

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POINTGREENAuthor Commented:
Yes, I know of this setting in group policy.  But, I don't see a "disable changes to desktop" option.  
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Pretty sure the "Don’t Save On Exit policy setting " would have the same effect
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POINTGREENAuthor Commented:
Also, users are not logging on and off.  
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"Also, users are not logging on and off.  "

????


You want to secure the desktop, but not your environment??

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johnb6767Commented:
Easiest thing to do.....

Windows SteadyState
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/sharedaccess/default.mspx

Actually configuring a domain PC with this right now, as we speak. I decided to uninstall it, and use the ADM templates to create a GPO to manage the same settings.....

But as a standalone, the Disk Protection works great..... Reverts all changes.....
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POINTGREENAuthor Commented:
I need to also mention these are workgroup only computers.  The user will be logged in all the time.  I only want to restrict the desktop icons from being deleted.  Is this possible without having a domain infrastructure with GPO.  
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Then johnb6767's comment on Windows SteadyState is absolutely the way to go
 
go over all the pages here
 
 
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/%5Bprimary-term%5D/how_to_protect_any_pc_using_windows_steady_state?page=0%2C0

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