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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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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

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by daviesoft In reply to Hiding Windows options

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by gary 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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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