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Is there a way to not allow user from deleting an item on the desktop?

By cakem1x ·
I do not want the user to be able to delete a shortcut on the desktop. I have tried checking the box for deny delete in the security on the file but it still allows the user to delete it.

Any suggestions? We use server 2003 and xp.

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Yes

by nepenthe0 In reply to Is there a way to not all ...

1) Download and install TweakUI from Microsoft:

http://tinyurl.com/2meyw

Open TweakUI

About > Policy > Run Group Policy Editor > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Active Desktop

>Enable Active Desktop [enable]
>Prohibit changes [enable]

If you are running XP Professional, you can access the Group Policy Editor from the Run Menu:

gpedit.msc

Navigate just as described above.

2) Also consider the free Microsoft utility:

http://tinyurl.com/ytknan

Rick/Portland, OR

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Or. . .

by Kenone In reply to Yes

You could just "Prohibit deleting items" = Enable

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Doesn't work

by cakem1x In reply to Yes

Just tried it and user deleted shortcut. I believe that setting is only for web content, not actual files on the computer.

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Try Plan B

by nepenthe0 In reply to Is there a way to not all ...
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Let Us Assume

by Kenone In reply to Is there a way to not all ...

You want to prevent the deletion of a single shortcut from a users desktop.
Log on as Admin
Create or place shortcut on users desktop
Rclick and click on Security tab
Uncheck everything except read and execute
You (Admin) must be the owner, if the user owns the shortcut it won't work.
Log out
user logs in - can't delete shortcut

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Excellent suggestion

by nepenthe0 In reply to Let Us Assume

You deserve a thumb.

Rick/Portland, OR

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thanks

by cakem1x In reply to Let Us Assume

I actually tried that before but didn't work the right way. So do I uncheck all(except read/execute) for just the user or the admin as well?

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The other alternative

by Jacky Howe In reply to Is there a way to not all ...

is to change the Users Account to Mandatory. They can delete anything they like but it will be there when they log back on.

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Another excellent suggestion!

by nepenthe0 In reply to The other alternative

True Blue, you deserve a thumb too...

[groan for bad poetry]

Rick/Portland, OR

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Like this?

by Jacky Howe In reply to Another excellent suggest ...

[Autorun]
open=poetry
lable=bad

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