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Securing Display Properties Settings

By TBWolfe ·
How in Windows XP Professional to you make it so that an enduser can not change the display settings - screen saver, theme, etc....????

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by statykserver In reply to Securing Display Properti ...

For the screen save run regedit
Hkey_current_user\control panel\desktop
and change screensaveactive from 1 (enabled) to 0 (disabled)

Also you can run gpedit.msc and change settings for active desktop allowing or disallowing changes. ( think you can lock down wallpaper here also)

And here is a program that can help you do those things and more

http://www.tweakinternals.com/tweaks.htm

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I also found these settings
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

If the folder system is not there then create it and then right click in the right pane and click new dword. For the name give it NoDispCpl and click ok now double click it and give it the value of 1 to enable 0 to disable. Follow that example for the rest of the settings.

Values Restricting Access to Display Properties

NoDispCPL - Disable Display Control Panel. If the value is set to 1, the Display Properties property sheet is not accessible.

NoDispBackgroundPage - Hide Background Page. If the value is set to 1, the Background property page on the Display Properties property sheet is hidden.

NoDispScrSavPage - Hide Screen Saver Page. If the value is set to 1, the Screen Saver property page on the Display Properties property sheet is hidden.

NoDispAppearancePage - Hide Appearance Page. If the value is set to 1, the Appearance property page on the Display Properties property sheet is hidden.

NoDispSettingsPage - Hide Settings Page. If the value is set to 1, the Settings property page on the Display Properties property sheet is hidden.

If you need to you can export those registry changes and apply them to other computers by double clicking the .reg file. Good luck I tested it and it works great.

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