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Limit Users Desktop as member of OU

By pikikoko ·
I want to limit Users Desktop as a member of an OU on a W2k server. I want the user to only be able to log on and off and access only the WordPad program.
I have achieved a blank desktop except for the start tag with the settings,programs, and accessories. The horizontal taskbar has some icons on it and I would like to remove their accessibility. I would like to do this mostly by Group Policies so it can be applied to specific users. I need a response I can test by Wed. Nov. 11,01. I will give out points for a good response but the most points will given for an answer that works.

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by tamj123 In reply to Limit Users Desktop as me ...

create a reg.ini files, remove following registry from user:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders :

Name: Start Menu
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu

and


Name: Programs
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs

if you want to include in Group Policies, I think you need created an coustom Policies. (Sorry don't know much about it)

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by tamj123 In reply to Limit Users Desktop as me ...

other way to do is redirect the start menu using win 2000 group policies:

01. Open Active Directory Users and Computers in the Administrative Tools group.

02. Right-click your Domain and select Properties.

03. On the Group Policies tab, press Default Domain Policy and press Edit.

04. In the Group Policy. Press User Configuration / Windows Settings / Folder Redirection.

05. Right-click the Start Menu Folder and press Properties.

06. On the Target tab, select Advanced - Specify the location for various user groups.

07. Press Add. In the Security Group Membership box, press Browse to display the Groups. Select one from the list.

08. Enter a UNC path for the Start Menu folder in Target Folder Location.

09. On the Settings tab, clearing the Grant the user... box would leave the permissions unchanged.

11. Select the action you desire in the Policy Removal box.

12. Press Apply and OK.

13. Close the Group Policy Editor.

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by pikikoko In reply to Limit Users Desktop as me ...

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by pikikoko In reply to Limit Users Desktop as me ...

Thanks for you effort but, instead of removing everthing from the user it put everything back on his desktop. There must be a step missing. Again I want to remove everthing from the user desktop except the ability to log on and off and use WordPad.Iwould like to do this as a policy I don't want to do it via the registry.
Please take your answer to the next step.
Thanks

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by pikikoko In reply to Limit Users Desktop as me ...

Thanks for you effort but, instead of removing everthing from the user it put everything back on his desktop. There must be a step missing. Again I want to remove everthing from the user desktop except the ability to log on and off and use WordPad.Iwould like to do this as a policy I don't want to do it via the registry.
Please take your answer to the next step.
Thanks

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by pikikoko In reply to Limit Users Desktop as me ...

Thanks for you effort but, instead of removing everthing from the user it put everything back on his desktop. There must be a step missing. Again I want to remove everthing from the user desktop except the ability to log on and off and use WordPad.Iwould like to do this as a policy I don't want to do it via the registry.
Please take your answer to the next step.
Thanks

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by pikikoko In reply to Limit Users Desktop as me ...

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