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Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Locking Icons in Technical; I need to stop the little darlings moving the desktop icons around (usually into their own initials). They cannot add ...
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    Locking Icons

    I need to stop the little darlings moving the desktop icons around (usually into their own initials). They cannot add or remove icons, so the desktop is locked down in that respect, but I would like them fixed as well.
    We currently run Server 2008 but we are upgrading to 2008R2 next week.
    I have searched everywhere but cannot find a solution - can anyone point me in the right direction?

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    Use a redirected desktop and make the access read only

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    @witch:

    What client OS are you using?

    XPSP3Pro or Vista or Windows 7 or Ubuntu or any other including OSX hehe!

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    Desktop is redirected - well, the whole user file 'student' in which the desktop resides is. And read only is ticked. But they can still move them about

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @witch:

    What client OS are you using?

    XPSP3Pro or Vista or Windows 7 or Ubuntu or any other including OSX hehe!
    Hello you!
    This is on XP machines but will include Win7 by next week

    * folders are redirected already
    Last edited by witch; 7th July 2010 at 12:36 PM.

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    @witch:

    Lots to read then hehe!!

    So get reading!!

    Aww its me again lol

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    You can't stop them moving them, but they should reset the moment they log off if you use mandatory profiles.

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    Easiest way to stop them moving desktop icons is not to give them desktop icons at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Easiest way to stop them moving desktop icons is not to give them desktop icons at all.
    Yes, ahead of you there - just removed all icons except Internet Explorer and the recycle bin. Let them make their initials out of that!!
    The problem is that the teachers like the often-used programs,such as word, to have a desktop icon as the time it takes a child to go to start, programs, then choose the folder, then click on the program is unbelievable!

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    What about a shortcut on the desktop that launches a folder? This folder would then contain shortcuts to all those frequently used apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    What about a shortcut on the desktop that launches a folder? This folder would then contain shortcuts to all those frequently used apps.
    That's a good idea -I'll run that past them

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