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    Stop users changing icon size

    I thought I had all things locked down then found a couple of PC's with icons set to a large size. Couldnt figure out how they had done it until I found out they just scrolled the wheel on the mouse by accident and it zoomed the desktop icon size (think I needed to hold ctrl down as well). Is it possible to lock this down some how (not disabling the wheel on the mouse though) or can I set the size at logon if I cant stop them using GPO (using server 2008 R2)
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    I've had a google for this and I'm not sure it's doable :/
    The guys at sevenforums don't think so at least, and they tend to be pretty good:
    Desktop Icon Resize with Mouse Wheel - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Edit - That said, if anyone does know a way, then I'd love to know it too

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    How To Resize Desktop Icons In Windows 7 or Vista

    Lock down the reg key in question through gpo why bother anyway, it is per user and only messes with the person doing it.

    http://theether.net/kb/100162
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    Now you have correctly answered your starter for 10, your next follow on question is...can I also set the arrangement of them i.e. by Name?

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    Hiya,

    The reg key you need is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell \Bags\1\Desktop. Change the IconSize to the value of 32, 48, 64 etc. Not sure about which numbers means which size but it should work. You need to logoff and re-login again to see the changes.

    Ash.

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