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Prevent users from changing desktops?

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Last response: in Windows 2000/NT
February 15, 2009 10:44:56 AM

How do I prevent domain users using WinXP from making any kind of changes to the desktop such as moving icons, deleting icons, adding shortcuts, etc. I would appreciate a step-by-step guide on how to use Group Policies under a windows server 2003 to do that.

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February 17, 2009 11:26:15 AM

You could just go into the users profile (under c:\documents and settings\*profile name*) and rename the ntuser.dat to They will still be able to change everything mentioned above, but when they log back in, it will be set back to the way it was set before that file was renamed.