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    how can i prevent users changing wallpaper/screensaver?

    Has anyone found an easy way of preventing children from circumventing the preference restrictions on networked accounts?

    I have turned off "desktop and screensaver" in the preferences of both individuals and their groups- but they right-click on their desktops and change them that way.

    Some of them are rather distracting!

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    What on a Mac? As it's in the Mac section (or did you mean in a Windows environment?). BTW weird title "christina aguilera and orlando bloom"

    -ken

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    yes, on a Mac. (otherwise I'd have probably called it wallpaper)

    Why a weird title? That's just the sort of desktop background the kids are choosing.

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    Sorry mate, didn't mean to sound a bit rude on my previous post

    I can't check it out on my Mac as I took it home to try to upgrade, but I found this post, maybe it'll help you?

    If not, there are guys here that know more about Mac's than me

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    You may need to supply some more information - e.g. are the Macs using OpenDirectory for management, what kind of users have you set up, how have you tried to limit this setting so far, etc.

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    This may be slight different to what you're looking for, but have you heard of a program called "Deep Freeze"?

    Deep Freeze Mac instantly protects and preserves baseline computer configurations. No matter what changes a user makes to a workstation, simply restart to eradicate all changes and reset the computer to its original state - right down to the last byte.
    -Ken

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