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By pete.g ·
I support six computers all running Windows XP Home Edition. I would like to know how to prevent users from changing the desktop background that I shall assign. Any registry hacks that would solve this issue?

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by darts32 In reply to Default Desktop Wallpaper

Copy into notepad and rename with extension .reg. Double click to run.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoDispCPL"=dword:00000001

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by darts32 In reply to

It creates a new key. It disables access to the display properties.

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by darts32 In reply to

To allow access use this.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoDispCPL"=dword:00000000

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by pete.g In reply to Default Desktop Wallpaper

What registy component does this modify, or does it create a new key? I noticed that a "System" entry does not exist under \Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies. I would also like to know if this registry hack disables the ability to change the wallpaper alone or simply disables access to Display Properties. (In other words, what are the effects of using this registry modification?) Thanks for your help!

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by InXale In reply to Default Desktop Wallpaper

Curiously I ask.

Wouldn't a mandatory profile help?

Rgds

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by pete.g In reply to Default Desktop Wallpaper

I am using a home network of Windows XP Home machines, and would not like to set up a domain or a client/server architecture.

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by Aaron A Baker In reply to Default Desktop Wallpaper

I suggest that you go to the Administrative Tools folder and then the Services Module.
Once there, scroll down to Themes and disable it.
That will solve your problem as no one will have any access to Themes any longer and therfore cannot change them.
Good Luck
Regards
Aaron A baker

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