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    Hiding Windows options

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    by daviesoft ·

    I am a trainer and have a large network of computers for people to use, however certain people like to set screensavers, etc, Is there a way I can edit the registry to sop access to certain settings within Windows??

    Any feedback will be beneficial thankyou…

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    • #3879787

      Hiding Windows options

      by richard_barsby ·

      In reply to Hiding Windows options

      Hi I don’t know of an easy way but you could delete all the files for the various screen savers and desktop options. of course this would not stop them adding their own files.

      Best Regards

      R.K.Barsby

    • #3879786

      Hiding Windows options

      by garydw ·

      In reply to Hiding Windows options

      One option is to use the policy editor to lock down the PC so that screensavers cannot be changed. This is easier if you have a domain controller but it can be done on a stand alone PC but be careful as it is possible to lock it down to such a pointthat you are not able to get back in to do anything!

      Another option is to create a standard image and the clone the PC using Ghost or drive image pro.
      That way if someone changes something you can just clone the PC back from the image.

      If youhave any questions please drop me an e-mail.

      Gary.

    • #3880523

      Hiding Windows options

      by tamj123 ·

      In reply to Hiding Windows options

      just a thought, you can rename the cpl files (control panel extension file) to other name so it will show on control panel. and when you want access you can rename back.
      OR, for better soultion if you have PDC, setup an system or user police.

    • #3880522

      Hiding Windows options

      by tamj123 ·

      In reply to Hiding Windows options

      just a thought, you can rename the cpl files (control panel extension file) to other name so it will show on control panel. and when you want access you can rename back.
      OR, for better soultion if you have PDC, setup an system or user police.

    • #3878773

      Hiding Windows options

      by jnlguy ·

      In reply to Hiding Windows options

      Here are a couple items that students like to dink with.

      This option hides the screen saver page from the display settings control, which stops users having access to change screen saver settings.

      Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
      Value Name: NoDispScrSavPage
      Data Type: REG_DWORD
      Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

      This options disables access to the Passwords icon on the the control panel, therefore stopping users from changing security related settings.

      Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
      Value Name: NoSecCPL
      Data Type: REG_DWORD
      Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

    • #3868911

      Hiding Windows options

      by bww5195 ·

      In reply to Hiding Windows options

      Microsoft has a tool called TWEAKUI that you may find useful. You can use it to lock the user’s out of the settings that you don’t want changed.

      You can find it at the link listed below:

      http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/NTTweakU

      It works on Windows 9.x, NT, ME, and 2000.

      Before using it, I would backup the USER.DA* and SYSTEM.DA* files first just in case you lock yourself out of more than you intend to.

    • #3857756

      Hiding Windows options

      by daviesoft ·

      In reply to Hiding Windows options

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