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    Disable Accessibility Options

    Is it possible to disable them via Group Policy?

    I can't find das option to do so anywhere in it...

    It defeats the object really of having these options if some "bright spark" is going to put sticky keys and High Contrast on the computers in 4 rooms... (why they're open is a bit of a mystery at the moment...)

    Any assistance would be handy though

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    Re: Disable Accessibility Options

    I don't know that you can't disable it and I can understand why you want to do it but the whole idea of the accessibility options is that they're easy to turn on so there might not be a way to disable them.

    If you can't turn it off, can you at least configure things so that at log off everything gets set back to "standard"?

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    Re: Disable Accessibility Options

    Must admit I've had a few PC's appear recently that looks like they've been on magic mushrooms, i thought the monitor was knackered at first, it's a pain in the ass fixing them. Would also be interested in knowing if this can be disabled.

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    Re: Disable Accessibility Options

    I'm not sure... can I do that?

    I've never played with accessibility options before so I'm a bit clueless...

    Anyone who requires accessibility options has their own personal or county provided laptop with specialist software on as opposed to the Microsoft stuffs...

    So in fairness, an option to disable it would be nice...


    Returning to normal is also a good way though... though it'd have to be ran at logon and logoff as they can be applied at the logon promt I thinky.

    As far as I know - the shortcuts for them are even disabled!?

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    Re: Disable Accessibility Options

    If anyone knows where an adm for accessibility can be downloaded, I'd be really grateful. In one OU (of users) I'd like to completely disable the options and in the other have the ability to either delegate control to customise the options or set the options for the user on whatever machine they're using.

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    Any solution ever found?? Would be grateful for your help

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    Here's an ADM template I wrote for this earlier in the year.

    It works for me, but YMMV. Use at your own risk.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Anyone using the ADM template in anger yet, i'm just about to give it a whirl on a few test units.

    EDIT

    Seems to work a treat
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    One question that comes to mind is how can students with limited accounts permanently enable the high contrast logon box?
    If I open the acessibility options box then select the General tab there are two checkboxes 'Apply all settings to logon desktop' and 'Apply all settings to defaults for new users'. Both of these are greyed out for non admins so how are they setting it in the firstplace?

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    Use a software restriction policy and disallow access to the sethc.exe located in the system32 folder. This'll prevent users setting/using the high contrast.

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    Hi

    I disable hotkeys using software restriction policies. Have a look at prevent startup items in group policy

    Richard

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    So what do you plan on doing for students that really require some of these settings?

    I would have thought not allowing them access is breaking the law under the DDA?

    Ben

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    @ plexer - I have control panel banned which prevents them from opening the settings but they can still turn high contrast on and off.

    The actual issue is that somehow they're turning it on for the logon screen.

    To get around the legal issue you could also just offer it on request and supply a different policy to those accounts. I've never actually seen anyone using to be honest.
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