Re: Stop Installation or Changing -- Please Help!!!

From: James Williams (
Date: 03/31/04

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 08:24:47 -0500

There are some third-party tools out there to do *some* of this.
They're extremely powerful, but can run a bit pricey. Contact me
outside the NGs if you're interested.


Joe Hardin wrote:

> I have a Windows 2000 server network and I'm locking down the Win 2K and XP
> workstations sucessfully. I can prevent the users from changing their
> desktops and screensavers by using a GPO. However, if they go to any
> websites that offer an option to change their desktops they are able to
> execute the links and make the change that way. I also have applied a GPO
> that prevents Windows installer from running and it prevents setup.exe or
> install.exe from running. But I haven't found a way to prevent an internet
> link or download from changing the desktop or screen saver. How can I stop
> this????
> Also, for MS Office 2k or above, is there a way to position the shortcut bar
> and lock it into that postion to prevent the user from dragging it to
> another side or changing it?
> Thanks so much for your help,
> Joe Hardin