Security Policies - Active Desktop

Desktop Central supports configuring the following security policies in Active Desktop category:

Security Policy Description

Remove Active Desktop item from Settings menu

This setting will remove the Active Desktop options from Settings on the Start Menu.

Remove all desktop items

Removes icons, shortcuts, and other default and user-defined items from the desktop, including Briefcase, Recycle Bin, My Computer, and My Network Places.

Restrict adding any desktop items

Prevents users from adding Web content to their Active Desktop.

Restrict deleting any desktop items

Prevents users from deleting Web content from their Active Desktop.  This setting removes the Delete button from the Web tab in Display in Control Panel.

Restrict editing any desktop items

Prevents users from changing the properties of Web content items on their Active Desktop. This setting disables the Properties button on the Web tab in Display in Control Panel.

Restrict closing any desktop items

Restrict closing any desktop items.  This setting removes the check boxes from items on the Web tab in Display in Control Panel.

Do not allow HTML wallpaper

Permits only bitmap images for wallpaper. This setting limits the desktop background ("wallpaper") to bitmap (.bmp) files.

Restrict changing wallpaper

Specifies the desktop background ("wallpaper") displayed on all users' desktops.  This setting lets you specify the wallpaper on users' desktops and prevents users from changing the image or its presentation.

Enable active desktop

Enables Active Desktop and prevents users from disabling it. This prevents users from trying to enable or disable Active Desktop while a policy controls it.

Disable active desktop

Disables Active Desktop and prevents users from enabling it. This prevents users from trying to enable or disable Active Desktop while a policy controls it.

Prohibit changes

Prevents the user from enabling or disabling Active Desktop or changing the Active Desktop configuration. This is a comprehensive setting that locks down the configuration you establish by using other policies in this folder. This setting removes the Web tab from Display in Control Panel.

Allow only bitmapped wall paper

Permits only bitmap images for wallpaper. This setting limits the desktop background ("wallpaper") to bitmap (.bmp) files.

Enable filter in Find dialog box

Displays the filter bar above the results of an Active Directory search. The filter bar consists of buttons for applying additional filters to search results.

Hide AD folder

Hides the Active Directory folder in My Network Places. The Active Directory folder displays Active Directory objects in a browse window.

 

 

The policy descriptions are taken from Microsoft Help Documentation

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