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Active Destop Restrictions

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Active Destop Restrictions (Windows 9x and NT)
Tags: Tip Windows 9x Windows 2000
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Features of the Windows Active Desktop can be selectively controlled by modifying options in the Windows registry. Following the instructions in this tweak.

Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value based on the options below, and set the new value to equal "1" to enable the restriction or "0" to disable the restriction.

Note: These restrictions can be used either on a user by user basis by adding them to HKEY_CURRENT_USER or on a computer wide basis by adding them to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

NoChangingWallpaper - Disable the ability to change wallpapers.
NoComponents - Disable components.
NoAddingComponents - Disable the ability to add components.
NoDeletingComponents - Disable the ability to delete components.
NoEditingComponents - Disable the ability to edit components.
NoCloseDragDropBands
NoMovingBands
Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Data: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction)


Note: The line describing the registry key has been wrapped for legibility


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