[gptalk] Re: 2 GPO Issues

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie" <Jamie.Nelson@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 16:36:26 -0500

A. Active Desktop has to be enabled to enforce a wallpaper through GPO.
B. Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Internet
Explorer/Security Features/Local Machine Zone Lockdown Security/Internet
Explorer Processes="Disabled"

Jamie Nelson | Operations Consultant | BI&T Infrastructure-Intel | Devon
Energy Corporation | Work: 405.552.8054 | Mobile: 405.200.8088 |
http://www.dvn.com


-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Matt Cross
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 2:39 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] 2 GPO Issues

All --

Thanks for your help on my last issue a couple of weeks ago.  I am still

wrestling with the same GPO -- I have it almost complete except for two 
nagging issues:

-- forcing a particular wallpaper

-- allowing ActiveX content to run from files on computer

I will break out what I have already tried for each one below.

A.  Wallpaper

I have tried a number of options with this one.  The GPO locks down 
access to the Control Panel and any CP items with the Prohibit access to

the CP setting.  Under Display, the force Windows Classic setting is 
enabled.  Active Desktop is disabled, as well as Disable all items and 
Prohibit changes.  Turning on Active Desktop, Allow only bmp wallpaper, 
and specifying the file in the active desktop wallpaper did not allow 
the wallpaper to be seen.  Turning all of that off, and enabling the 
following Registry keys in HKU\..\Control Panel\Desktop for .DEFAULT, 
S-1-5-18, S-1-5-19, and S-1-5-20:

WallpaperStyle
Wallpaper
OriginalWallpaper

resulted in the wallpaper being seen at the logon splash screen, but not

once the user has logged in.  I did remove the test-user profile from 
the system before attempting.


B.  Active Content

I turned on the Allow Active content from CDs to run on user machines, 
but did not see the setting to allow it from files on the computer.  I 
tried putting the site in the Local Trusted Sites zone and then telling 
the zone to:

Allow active content over restricted protocols
Allow scriptlets
Java permissions
Run ActiveX controls and plugins


At this point, I know I am missing something, but can't see the forest 
for the trees.  Any thoughts?

-- 
Matt Cross, MCSE: Messaging
mailto:mrforklift@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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