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    Visually Impared Children + HOWTO Questions

    Hi guys,


    I need some help/advice on best practices please.

    Situation:

    Primarys School has laptops and desktops, all XP pro +win2k3 server with AD.
    School has "a few" visually impared pupils.
    IT Co-ordinator has asked me to make all icons a larger size.

    Now in XP Pro I know you can alter this on a per user basis, but does anyone know a way to do this through AD? Or a better way of doing it.

    I am thinking (as I can t find AD option) that logging on as each user and changing the icons for that user (we use roaming profiles) will be the best/easiest option.

    Any advice/ideas would be welcome.

    Thanks,

    Anton

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    Re: Visually Impared Children + HOWTO Questions

    Your probably going to end up setting the roaming profile yourself I would have thought unless you can hunt down all the relevant reg keys and make them into some kind of logon script. You could try using regmon for this I suppose.

    Just depends which way you want to try and tackle it.

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    Re: Visually Impared Children + HOWTO Questions

    Give them access to the magnifier?

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    Default user profile?

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    Re: Visually Impared Children + HOWTO Questions

    you might want to look at calling rez.exe through a script to change screen resolution as well.

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    Re: Visually Impared Children + HOWTO Questions

    I have a util lurking on here somewhere that can change the screen res on a "per session" basis that I stick in the user areas of kids that "need" it. I can dig it out if you want to have a play.

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    Re: Visually Impared Children + HOWTO Questions

    use to have regmon keys for stuff like that here will have a look for it later

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    Re: Visually Impared Children + HOWTO Questions

    wow, thanks for the responses guys, i'm back in the school on thurs, so will try and revisit this problem then and try out some of these suggestions

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