Group Policy Setting of the Week 32 – Prevent changing mouse pointers

The group policy setting for the week this week is a new policy setting for Windows 7/2008 R2. This setting is called “Prevent changing mouse pointers” and can be found under User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization. This setting is handy if you want to tightly control the user …

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Group Policy Setting of the Week 26b – Do not allow Windows Messenger to be Run

(Wow… I have been doing this for 6 months now… how time flies… ) This weeks setting of the week is another old one however it is very important for any environment that is still running Windows XP SOE. The “Do not allow Windows Messenger to be run” will prevent any user from running Windows …

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Group Policy Setting of the Week 19 – Set roaming profile path for all users logging onto this computer

Back to another profile setting this week and this one can save any organisation using Windows Vista or greater a lot of time if you manual provision your accounts. The setting is called “Set roaming profile path for all users logging onto this computer” and it configures the users roaming profile path that is normally …

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Group Policy setting(s) of the Week 12 – Prevent changing desktop background & Desktop Wallpaper

This weeks setting of the week is a double header but they are really simple but so commonly used that they really have to be mentioned. The first setting is found under User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization > Prevent changing desktop background. As the name suggest this setting …

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How to schedule a delayed start logon script with Group Policy

Logon Scripts!!! I hear you yelling at me about why I am doing a tutorial about logon scripts when Group Policy Preferences is supposed to allow me to stop using my logon scripts. Well in a utopian world there would be no logon scripts to maintain however there are still some situations that you might …

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