Prevent documents on Desktop

From: TheDragon (
Date: 12/02/04

Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 17:41:25 -0000

I have a domain containing profiles for users. They are constantly saving
documents to their desktops, resulting in silly sized profiles. I want to
force them to save them on their network drive (Home Folder). Is there a way
to prevent word/access/powerpoints being saved to the desktop. Using group
Server is Windows 2000 Server SP4. Clients are Win 2k SP4.

I don't want mandatory profiles, as they are allowed to customize the
desktops to their hearts desire, just not save documents on it

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