Locking the background in XP pro

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general_fail

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I was wanting to know where I can lock the background for XP, or just remove the tab in video settings(right clicking desktop and going to properties) so *******s can't change my settings x.x I know I can do it with programs like tweak now power pack, but I don't have those at work, nor can I install them.

And WORD REMOVED is in the filters? o_O since when was that a derogatory word?

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As far as I know you can do this with a GPO under -

User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Desktop | Active Desktop | Wallpaper

and make the appropriate changes there. This should set it to what you want. I don't know if it prhibits them from changing it altogether but if they can change it upon reboot it should change back.
 
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general_fail said:
o_O since when was that a derogatory word?

Probably since people like yourself started using it in a derogatory context . . . . :D
 

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StumpedTechy said:
As far as I know you can do this with a GPO under -

User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Desktop | Active Desktop | Wallpaper

and make the appropriate changes there. This should set it to what you want. I don't know if it prhibits them from changing it altogether but if they can change it upon reboot it should change back.
Stumpy is right about that and there should be a policy in their somewhere to keep them from changing it or that same policy keeps them from changing it. I know you can keep them from changing the screensaver so I would assume you can keep them from changing the Background as well.
 

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Either way, filters are um... ghey :þ


PS... what the heck is a GPO?

And there is a way to do it cause like I said, you can do it with a thirdparty program
 
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One way to do it would be to rename the local users (ntuser.dat file to ntuser.man). They can still make changes while logged on, but would default back to whatever the settings were before renaming the file.
 

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general_fail said:
Either way, filters are um... ghey :þ


PS... what the heck is a GPO?

And there is a way to do it cause like I said, you can do it with a thirdparty program
start > run > gpedit.msc
 

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I don't think I'm explaining myself enough...

There is a registry setting to remove the tab in Display > Desktop so you can't change anything... BUT... like I said, I have no clue where or how to do it since I used a 3rd party program ._.
 

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general_fail said:
I was wanting to know where I can lock the background for XP, or just remove the tab in video settings(right clicking desktop and going to properties) so *******s can't change my settings x.x I know I can do it with programs like tweak now power pack, but I don't have those at work, nor can I install them.

And WORD REMOVED is in the filters? o_O since when was that a derogatory word?

It always has been, I'd suggest you not use it again, and review the forum rules.
 

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general_fail said:
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I don't think I'm explaining myself enough...

There is a registry setting to remove the tab in Display > Desktop so you can't change anything... BUT... like I said, I have no clue where or how to do it since I used a 3rd party program ._.
I am sure you can do it with a Registry Setting. You could do it Windows 98 but since 2000 and XP Pro have group policy settings you would be better off using that. It is much easier to set in a group policy setting then in the Registry.

if you dont' like our suggestion google search for the Registry setting.
 

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I have, all XP related and not to the topics I was looking for -.-

ARG.... I hate google, it's so cluttered with BS anymore you can't find the crap you freaking need...
 

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general_fail said:
BINGO! Thanks!
This is the same advice StumpedTechy gave you in his first post. Resistance is futile. Just do it! And Git-R-Done!!!!!
 
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