Turns out the conflict was between activating Active Desktop/enabling only bitmapped/specifying wallpaper and the Remove Recycle Bin from the Desktop setting.
Matt Cross wrote:
A. In the description, I indicated that I had enabled Active Desktop, Allow Only Bitmap wallpaper, and specified the wallpaper. In doing that, I got the same result as having it turned off. Therefore there is another conflict that is not obvious to me that is preventing the Active Desktop policy from applying.B. I will tryThe system being used for testing is a clean build of XP with no reg-hacks or local policies turned on.Nelson, Jamie wrote: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 stillwrestling 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. WallpaperI 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 tothe 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 notonce the user has logged in. I did remove the test-user profile from the system before attempting.B. Active ContentI 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 pluginsAt this point, I know I am missing something, but can't see the forest for the trees. Any thoughts?
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