The group policy setting for the week this week is a new policy setting for Windows 7/2008 R2. This setting is called â€œPrevent changing mouse pointersâ€ 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 environment such as public access computers in a library or a common shared computer.
Below you can see how the â€œpointersâ€ tab is removed when the policy is enabled.
Â Be careful however when you apply this setting however as it will locks the use into whatever mouse pointer scheme they had active at the time the policy is applied.
P.S. I jumped #30 and #31 because I recently discovered that I had two other setting of the week post’s with the same number. So as to not rename all the other setting of the weeksÂ I have decided to just correct theÂ numbering from thisÂ article going forward.