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    Saving to Desktop

    Hiya!

    Got a problem wth students saving work/files to there desktop and then coming to us complaining that it takes them ages to logon!

    Is there anyway to restrict them putting things onto there desktop?

    Cheers

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    Yes. Use group policies to prevent anyone saving work there and create another policy to make either My Documents (if their user area is mapped there) or their mapped drive as the default save location.
    Desktops should be out of bounds, period, especially as I suspect you have horrible roaming profiles enabled*


    *sparks flame war.

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    To fan the lames of the fire you started, I will say the roaming profiles on our CC3 network have worked fine for us for the past 4.5 years.

    Oh, and users can't save aything to their desktops either

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    *sigh* How many times do I have to say it...
    Roaming profiles give excessive network overheads, create extra work and are EVIL!!

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    Where is this "extra work" you speak of? :?

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Where is this "extra work" you speak of? :?
    Profiles I have found for one!

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    Roaming profiles are ok, so long as the software is all known about by the people in the know before use to stop it dumping crap into them, Desktops are banned substances and documents are re-directed

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    You should redirect the desktops to a shared folder, and then you decide what they have on the desktop.

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    dont have roaming profiles and use Group policy to disable the file son desktop. Thats what we do and kids can logon in seconds.

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    Could you let staff have roaming profiles and stop them saving to the dektop?

    If so how would you do it with GPO settings?

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    You would setup roaming profiles in AD and so forth, then using GPO redirect the 'Desktop' to a shared folder, and restrict permissions to change anything, using NTFS permissions.

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    I would personally have Mandatory profiles for students, roaming for staff without desktops. Best mix IMHO

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    I would personally have Mandatory profiles for students, roaming for staff without desktops. Best mix IMHO
    I concur!

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    The best argument for re-directing desktops and not allowing lusers to save there is that it prevents you from having a consistent user interface. In an educational environment, this is key and aids with teaching because everybodys' desktop should look the same.

    As has been said, a simple GPO re-directing the desktop to a share is all that is needed and then NTFS permissions can do the rest of the job to stop saving there. The only 'problem' is offline files but using GPOs to force the default save poition to My Diocuments will prevent most people saving to the desktop.

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    Re: Saving to Desktop

    I think i need to read up more on this before i implement anything.

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