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Prevent user change mouse pointers in XP

Posted on 2011-03-17
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Hi,

We are running 2003 domain and XP machines. Is there a way to set all the mouse pointers to default and prevent user from changing it via script or group policy?

Thanks!
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this resource is helpful, however it shows limitations with your operating systems.

However this may help you:

The NoChangingMousePointers policy has user-interface support through the Group Policy Object Editor, as “Prevent changing mouse pointers” in the Personalization category of the Control Panel administrative template.
Policy ID       {38A8123D-B4E6-4AE3-BF98-9B47A737EB0F}
Symbolic Name       POLID_NoChangingMousePointers
Key       Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization
Value       NoChangingMousePointers
Type       boolean
Default       false
Availability       6.1 and higher

However most scenarios I'm observing are with windows vista and higher.

Most networks I've observed simply disabled the entire control panel or would hide certain items from it.

Most admins do not want to disable the mouse pointers section becuase a co-worker would want the mouse movement to be comfortable for them. so disabling this entirely would not be preferable.
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Thank you.
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Not a problem!
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