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    removing kids wallpapers

    we setup in GP the settings to push out a blank wallpaper, so that it would remove there pics of britney spears and fast cars etc.

    I tested this out on my server at home and it worked ok.

    The policy was applied to the students OU. I still see kids with stupid wallpapers.

    What are we doing wrong?

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    Is it holding their wallpapers? Or is it reverting to the blank wallpaper when they log in, and they are changing it to their stupid wallpapers for that session?

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    We had this problem ages ago, all i did in GP was create the blue background and then set it as the default active desktop, removed desktop icons and the option to add any pic to their desktop, works a treat.

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    Is it holding their wallpapers? Or is it reverting to the blank wallpaper when they log in, and they are changing it to their stupid wallpapers for that session?
    I set the GP so that any refference to setting as wallpaper, was removed.
    They still must be find a way.
    Maybe they are setting them again after the policy has removed it. I think the policy isn't actually doing any think.

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    We had this problem ages ago, all i did in GP was create the blue background and then set it as the default active desktop, removed desktop icons and the option to add any pic to their desktop, works a treat.
    does it matter what size the bmp is?

    Perhaps i need to check what i've set in GP

    exactly what GP settings did you use?

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    The policy is probably doing an 'apply once' setting ... so that if there is a picture it removes it.

    By setting up a desktop background it changes it to 'apply always' ... forcing it to accept the setting and replace any desktop background with the one you specify.

    This is what Jake does.

    Since we have a mandatory profile and remove local profiles on a regular basis (shutdown script) we don't have this problem too much.

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    The policy is probably doing an 'apply once' setting ... so that if there is a picture it removes it.

    By setting up a desktop background it changes it to 'apply always' ... forcing it to accept the setting and replace any desktop background with the one you specify.

    This is what Jake does.

    Since we have a mandatory profile and remove local profiles on a regular basis (shutdown script) we don't have this problem too much.
    ok i'll try applying an actual wallaper.
    Where should the wallpaper be kept?
    studnets dont have access to admin shares C: D:

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    Administrative Templateshide
    Control Panelhide
    Policy Setting
    Prohibit access to the Control Panel
    Enabled
    Control Panel/Add or Remove Programshide
    Policy Setting
    Remove Add or Remove Programs
    Enabled
    Control Panel/Displayhide
    Policy Setting
    Prevent changing wallpaper
    Enabled
    Remove Display in Control Panel
    Enabled
    Control Panel/Printershide
    Policy Setting
    Browse the network to find printers
    Disabled
    Prevent addition of printers
    Enabled
    Prevent deletion of printers
    Enabled
    Control Panel/Regional and Language Optionshide
    Policy Setting
    Restrict selection of Windows menus and dialogs language
    Enabled
    Restrict users to the following language: English

    Desktophide
    Policy Setting
    Hide and disable all items on the desktop
    Enabled
    Prevent adding, dragging, dropping and closing the Taskbar's toolbars
    Enabled
    Remove the Desktop Cleanup Wizard
    Enabled
    Desktop/Active Desktophide
    Policy Setting
    Active Desktop Wallpaper
    Enabled
    Wallpaper Name:
    Example: Using a local path: C:\windows\web\wallpaper\home.jpg
    Example: Using a UNC path: \\Server\Share\Corp.jpg
    Wallpaper Style: Center

    Policy Setting
    Allow only bitmapped wallpaper
    Enabled
    Disable Active Desktop
    Disabled
    Enable Active Desktop
    Enabled
    Allows HTML and JPEG Wallpaper

    Policy Setting
    Prohibit changes
    Enabled

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    hope you can understand that, thats our policy for the desktop setting..

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    Administrative Templateshide
    Control Panelhide
    Policy Setting
    Prohibit access to the Control Panel
    Enabled
    Control Panel/Add or Remove Programshide
    Policy Setting
    Remove Add or Remove Programs
    Enabled
    Control Panel/Displayhide
    Policy Setting
    Prevent changing wallpaper
    Enabled
    Remove Display in Control Panel
    Enabled
    Control Panel/Printershide
    Policy Setting
    Browse the network to find printers
    Disabled
    Prevent addition of printers
    Enabled
    Prevent deletion of printers
    Enabled
    Control Panel/Regional and Language Optionshide
    Policy Setting
    Restrict selection of Windows menus and dialogs language
    Enabled
    Restrict users to the following language: English

    Desktophide
    Policy Setting
    Hide and disable all items on the desktop
    Enabled
    Prevent adding, dragging, dropping and closing the Taskbar's toolbars
    Enabled
    Remove the Desktop Cleanup Wizard
    Enabled
    Desktop/Active Desktophide
    Policy Setting
    Active Desktop Wallpaper
    Enabled
    Wallpaper Name:
    Example: Using a local path: C:\windows\web\wallpaper\home.jpg
    Example: Using a UNC path: \\Server\Share\Corp.jpg
    Wallpaper Style: Center

    Policy Setting
    Allow only bitmapped wallpaper
    Enabled
    Disable Active Desktop
    Disabled
    Enable Active Desktop
    Enabled
    Allows HTML and JPEG Wallpaper

    Policy Setting
    Prohibit changes
    Enabled
    thanks for that. thats realy useful to compare. we'll have alook next week at our settings.

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    Silly point, but you don't run roaming profiles for your students do you? I ask because the school I work in was running roaming profiles for all the students when I first started, and this of course saves the desktop wallpaper to their profile. We had a simelar problem with the kids being able to do all sorts of stuff they shouldn't. I changed to a mandatory profile for all students about 2 weeks after I started here, and also tightened down group policy, simelar to the above, which stopped any attempts at changing wallpaper as well pluging as several other security holes.

    We have the school logo as the backdrop here, which looks quite cool when there's an enitre room logged on.

    Mike.

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    Quote Originally Posted by maniac
    Silly point, but you don't run roaming profiles for your students do you? I ask because the school I work in was running roaming profiles for all the students when I first started, and this of course saves the desktop wallpaper to their profile. We had a simelar problem with the kids being able to do all sorts of stuff they shouldn't. I changed to a mandatory profile for all students about 2 weeks after I started here, and also tightened down group policy, simelar to the above, which stopped any attempts at changing wallpaper as well pluging as several other security holes.

    We have the school logo as the backdrop here, which looks quite cool when there's an enitre room logged on.

    Mike.
    we dont have roaming profiles

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    We have really tight accounts for the kids oh and the staff... to the point where they cant run exes from their usb sticks or their userareas, they havent got profiles, they cant change anything and even the filtering is done inhouse which too is really locked down. Basically they cant do anything apart from work and browse the net. Ive got the attitude and so have the other techs that the kids are there to be tought, not to play on games and install stupid software on the machines

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    Ive got the attitude and so have the other techs that the kids are there to be tought, not to play on games and install stupid software on the machines
    Too true, now if only the little sods would get that through their heads

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    Re: removing kids wallpapers

    yep, ive even told some of the 6th formers that... and they didnt say a right lot. but best one is when you look at their machines with lan viewer and vnc, and you see them playing games, you "give them a hand" at losing then block the site in websense then refresh their IE. Obviously that the IT teachers are onto this too, they let us know when they will be letting the kids on games. Would love to see their faces.

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