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How to deny write to the desktop for users?

Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Points of my Scenario:
1. I am admin of a Windows Server 2003 domain with Windows XP SP2 clients
2. Management mandates that users be prevented from saving files to their desktop
3. The method used to prevent desktop writes (point #2), must be recommended by Microsoft
4. If preventing users from writing to their desktop is NOT recommended, there must be a Microsoft document/article stating/discussing this.
REQUEST: Please help me to find a Microsoft article discussing how to OR why not to.
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