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    Students bypassing Screen Lock in First Security Agent. How?

    I have First Security Agent software installed on a class set of laptops (WinXP). I've got the display settings locked however the little darlings are bypassing this and installing their own screen savers and desktops. I can't figure out how they're doing it! I can't change them back to default settings as the system is locked! I have to log back in as the administrator and unlock the display settings before I can change anything.

    I have googled the problem and there is a registry change that can do this however I doubt these year 7 girls even know what the registry is let alone know how to change it.

    Any ideas on how they are doing this/how I can stop them? :
    I'm getting sick of pictures of "My Little Pony" and cute puppies!!

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    Try getting one to show you how they are doing it

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    Everytime we challenge one of the kids they deny doing it! we've tried inducements & threats without success!!

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    You have to catch them off guard maybe get someone else to ask them.

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    Are they using the 'set as desktop background' options in IE or Paint.

    Are these machines stand alone or are they on a network. DO users have their own accounts?

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    They are stand alone machines and the students do not have their own accounts.

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    Or in 'My Pictures' you get the option to save to desktop.

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    Thank you. Now we need to work out how to lock that option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gill View Post
    Thank you. Now we need to work out how to lock that option.
    I don't know if it'll play ball with your first security doofer, but Microsoft do a free download called Steadystate. It lets you writeprotect user's profiles so no changed are saved when they log off. You could also use a mandatory profiles ot achive the same effect. They'll still be able to change the wallpaper but it'll disapear when someone logs off.

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    We'll give this a go, thanks.



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