Leo...NT Policies

Leo, or someone familiar with administering NT networks…

My organization has a group of users who keep mistakenly deleting
important icons from their desktop. A quick look at NT Policies did not
turn up anything to prevent this from happening. Are you aware of any such
policy we could put in place?

Deborah

NT has a concept of mandatory profiles, you might want to try that.

It’s all explained in NT Resource Kit

“Deborah” <deb@work.invalid.com> wrote in message
news:3B2DFAB5.D8490CB0@work.invalid.com
> Leo, or someone familiar with administering NT networks…
>
> My organization has a group of users who keep mistakenly deleting
> important icons from their desktop. A quick look at NT Policies did not
> turn up anything to prevent this from happening. Are you aware of any
> such policy we could put in place?
>
> Deborah

I guess I shoulda explained that I am NOT the Network Administrator here.
I’m getting the runaround from him and would love to go to him and say
“just do this!”

So, is it possible to lock down a desktop so that icons can not be
changed/deleted??

Deborah

“Leonid S. Knyshov at Home” wrote:

> NT has a concept of mandatory profiles, you might want to try that.
>
> It’s all explained in NT Resource Kit
>
> “Deborah” <deb@work.invalid.com> wrote in message
> news:3B2DFAB5.D8490CB0@work.invalid.com
> > Leo, or someone familiar with administering NT networks…
> >
> > My organization has a group of users who keep mistakenly deleting
> > important icons from their desktop. A quick look at NT Policies did
> > not turn up anything to prevent this from happening. Are you aware of
> > any such policy we could put in place?
> >
> > Deborah

Using poledit in the group or user properties (that you want to restrict)
select hide all items on desktop in the Win9x /shell/restrictions branch.
Also remove taskbar from settings and remove find so that they cannot
search and delete whether by accident or not and select do not save
settings at exit to prevent a junior Bill Gates from getting in there and
tinkering too much

Let me know if this helps.

“Deborah” <deb@work.invalid.com> wrote in message
news:3B2F567E.4C984D82@work.invalid.com
> I guess I shoulda explained that I am NOT the Network
> Administrator here.
I’m
> getting the runaround from him and would love to go to him and say "just
do
> this!"
>
> So, is it possible to lock down a desktop so that icons can not be
> changed/deleted??
>
> Deborah
>
> “Leonid S. Knyshov at Home” wrote:
>
> > NT has a concept of mandatory profiles, you might want to try that.
> >
> > It’s all explained in NT Resource Kit
> >
> > “Deborah” <deb@work.invalid.com> wrote in message
> > news:3B2DFAB5.D8490CB0@work.invalid.com
> > > Leo, or someone familiar with administering NT networks…
> > >
> > > My organization has a group of users who keep mistakenly deleting
> > > important icons from their desktop. A quick look at NT Policies did
not
> > > turn up anything to prevent this from happening. Are you aware of
> > > any such policy we could put in place?
> > >
> > > Deborah
>

It gets worse, she needs to enforce mandatory profiles.

It really is not that simple :slight_smile:

“Tim C” <timcoriellremovethis@home.com> wrote in message
news:9gsq5m$h1i$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> Using poledit in the group or user properties (that you want to
> restrict) select hide all items on desktop in the Win9x
> /shell/restrictions branch. Also remove taskbar from settings and remove
> find so that they cannot
search
> and delete whether by accident or not and select do not save settings at
> exit to prevent a junior Bill Gates from getting in there and tinkering
too
> much
>
> Let me know if this helps.
>
>
>
> “Deborah” <deb@work.invalid.com> wrote in message
> news:3B2F567E.4C984D82@work.invalid.com
> > I guess I shoulda explained that I am NOT the Network Administrator
here.
> I’m
> > getting the runaround from him and would love to go to him and
> > say "just
> do
> > this!"
> >
> > So, is it possible to lock down a desktop so that icons can not be
> > changed/deleted??
> >
> > Deborah
> >
> > “Leonid S. Knyshov at Home” wrote:
> >
> > > NT has a concept of mandatory profiles, you might want to try that.
> > >
> > > It’s all explained in NT Resource Kit
> > >
> > > “Deborah” <deb@work.invalid.com> wrote in message
> > > news:3B2DFAB5.D8490CB0@work.invalid.com
> > > > Leo, or someone familiar with administering NT networks…
> > > >
> > > > My organization has a group of users who keep mistakenly deleting
> > > > important icons from their desktop. A quick look at NT Policies
> > > > did
> not
> > > > turn up anything to prevent this from happening. Are you aware of
any
> > > > such policy we could put in place?
> > > >
> > > > Deborah
> > > >
>