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    Block students changing desktops etc

    Can anyone give me a simple run through please on what I need to do to stop students changing settings such as desktop settings. One little year 5 darling managed to rotate the CRT screen recently and others seem to spend too much time changing backgrounds etc :!:. Win 2K server and Win XP Pro Workstations.

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    Re: Block students changing desktops etc

    To stop them rotating the screens you need to kill progam that runs on the workstations that allow this.

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    Re: Block students changing desktops etc

    Yeh or disable the hotkeys under Display Properties

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    Re: Block students changing desktops etc

    we had a few old Crts that used to do this through keytboard before they actually logged in can't remember exact but think it was either ctrl and arrow keys or ctrl>alt and arrow keys.
    but this should do the trick they get a little fed up after a time especially when you show them how to put it back again within a couple of seconds. Its the intel graphics controller that you have to disable through gpo forgotten which one but might remember will post when i do OK

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    Re: Block students changing desktops etc

    try this link to a similar question.

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    Re: Block students changing desktops etc

    I suspect you using Intel onboard graphics. Are using a i810 chipset?
    This has a utitilty for changing resolution and screen orientation amongst other things.

    I think you just need to disbale the executable htkeycmd.exe
    either via Software Restriction Polcies or removing it from the RUN key i.e. from
    Code:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run
    If you don't mind the excersie you can also disable the hotkey handdling

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