[THIN] Re: Published Desktop lockdown - using startbuild

We are, but then I wrote StartBuild.

-----Original Message-----
From: Angela Smith [mailto:angela_smith9@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 01 August 2006 13:14
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Published Desktop lockdown - using startbuild



Hi

Is there anyone out there using Startbuild on Windows 2003 Servers for their

Published Desktops in Production?

Thanks

>From: Angus Macdonald <Angus.Macdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [THIN] Re: Published Desktop lockdown
>Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 14:27:20 +0100
>
>Or hunt around for the StartBuild service (it used to be on thethin.net -
>perhaps it still is) which does the same thing with less effort.
>
>Angus
>
>PS found it!
>
>http://thethin.net/startbuild.zip
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeff Pitsch [mailto:jepitsch@xxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: 17 July 2006 14:20
>To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [THIN] Re: Published Desktop lockdown
>
>
>Use login scripts and copy shortcuts based on group membership.
>
>
>Jeff Pitsch
>Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
>
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>On 7/17/06, Luchette, Jon < JLuchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
><mailto:JLuchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote:
>
>how do you control what applications/shortcuts are on that desktop for 
>these
>users?
>
>
>
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>From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  <mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>[mailto:
>thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> ] On Behalf Of
>Bill Sorenson
>Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 9:04 AM
>
>To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  <mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: [THIN] Re: Published Desktop lockdown
>
>
>
>
>We believe that this is the simplest answer and allows users to control
>their own look and feel without risking anything.  We use a folder under
>their Home drive location to store the desktop.
>
>We also mark any application shortcuts Read Only to help reduce the issue 
>of
>deleted shortcuts to critical applications.  Works great.
>
>Bill
>
>Bill Sorenson
>
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>From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  <mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>[mailto:
>thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> ] On Behalf Of
>Jeff Pitsch
>Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 8:01 AM
>To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: [THIN] Re: Published Desktop lockdown
>
>
>If your allowing users to write to the desktop, then simply redirect the
>desktop.  The redirection does not have to be centralized, you can have a
>redirected desktop for each user.
>
>
>Jeff Pitsch
>Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
>
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>
>
>
>On 7/17/06, Luchette, Jon <  <mailto:JLuchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>JLuchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>I am running into the same issue and I think the only limiting factor with
>this suggestion is that users will not have their "own" desktop so they
>cannot save files to the desktop or make any other similar changes.
>
>What is the best way to give the users their own desktop so they can save
>files to it, and to control what is on the desktop based on group?  With
>normal folder redirection I don't think this is doable right???
>
>
>
>
>_______________________________________________
>Jon Luchette
>
>Emerson Hospital
>Technology Specialist III
>
>Work: 978-287-3369
>Cell:  978-360-1379
>
>jluchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jluchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>_______________________________________________
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>From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  <mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>[mailto:
><mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
>Jeff Pitsch
>Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 8:52 AM
>To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: [THIN] Re: Published Desktop lockdown
>
>
>
>An alternative is to have a centralized desktop with all the icons.  Then
>use Access based enumeration and NTFS permissions.  This will only show the
>appropriate icons to the appropriate users.  Very simple and very 
>effective.
>
>
>
>Jeff Pitsch
>Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
>
>Forums not enough?
>Get support from the experts at your business
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>
>
>
>
>On 7/14/06, Angela Smith <  <mailto:angela_smith9@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>angela_smith9@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>Greg
>
>Will do some investigation in regards to pnagent.  Will Flex provide that
>lockdown capability?  Do Citrix support flex?  Ive heard some good things
>about it but was a little concerned with the lack of support..
>
>
> >From: "Greg Reese" <  <mailto:gareese@xxxxxxxxx> gareese@xxxxxxxxx>
> >Reply-To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  <mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Subject: [THIN] Re: Published Desktop lockdown
> >Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 08:02:52 +1200
> >
> >use the pn agent.  That is exactly what it is for.  Put them on mandatory
> >profiles or flxe profiles.  Then you only have one thing to manage and 
>they
>
> >get the dynamic environment they need.  The result is simple and clean if
> >you do it right.
> >
> >Greg
> >
> >On 7/15/06, Angela Smith < angela_smith9@xxxxxxxxxxx
><mailto:angela_smith9@xxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote:
> >>
> >>I was thinking that..  Only issue though is I want to be able to create
> >>icons based on AD group membership via a login script.  Wont setting the
> >>desktop to Read only break this?
> >>
> >>I vaguely remember reading about people using the PNAgent to create
> >>desktop
> >>icons in a published desktop.  Is this the best practice way of doing
> >>this?
> >>
> >>
> >> >From: "Jim Kenzig http://ThinHelp.com  <http://thinhelp.com/> " <
>jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>  >
> >> >Reply-To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >Subject: [THIN] Re: Published Desktop lockdown
> >> >Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 05:22:24 -0700 (PDT)
> >> >
> >> >Just make the desktop folder in the profile read only.
> >> >   JK
> >> >
> >> >cstalhoodwrote:
> >> >   Have you considered redirecting the Desktop to the user's home
> >> >directory?
> >> >
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>[mailto:  <mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ] On
> >> >Behalf Of
> >> >Angela Smith
> >> >Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 6:43 AM
> >> >To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >Subject: [THIN] Published Desktop lockdown
> >> >
> >> >Hi
> >> >
> >> >Ive just built a new farm based on Windows 2003 and Citrix Metaframe
> >> >Presentation Server 4. Ive published a desktop and am looking for the
> >>best
> >> >way to lockdown the "published desktop". Im using Group Policy and 
>have
> >>set
> >> >several settings to lock the published desktop. I have an issue where 
>I
> >> >don?t want the users to see/access the servers local drives. Ive
> >> >accomplished this via the following settings:
> >> >
> >> >User Configuration\Administrative Templates\windows components\windows
> >> >explorer\Hide these specified drives in My Computer
> >> >User Configuration\Administrative Templates\\windows 
>components\windows
> >> >explorer\Prevent access to drives from My Computer
> >> >
> >> >My issue is that the users can create folders on the desktop but 
>cannot
> >> >delete them (due to the above Group Policy settings). How can I easily
> >> >prevent the users from being able to make any changes to the desktop?
> >> >
> >> >As a side note, how do people control what icons are created on the
> >> >desktop?? I was thinking of using a script that copies icons to the
> >>desktop
> >> >based on AD group membership. Is there a better way to do this?
> >> >
> >> >Thanks
> >> >
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