Eliminate Password-Protection on the Screensaver
It is possible to deactivate password protection in screensaver mode using the registry. To do this, open RegEdit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\desktop, assign a value of 0 (zero) to the key ScreenSaveUsePassword
The password is now but a memory:)
Lock the desktop
To avoid having too many icons cluttering up the desktop, there's a way to keep them "stuck" to the desktop. With RegEdit go into HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and right-click New/DWORD Value in the right-hand window, name it NoSaveSettings.
Double-click on it and assign it a value of 1.
Delete/Lock Elements in the Start Menu
Open Regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. You can set options by putting the following character strings after 01:
- Noclose: Stops Windows from shutting down
- Nodesktop: Deletes the Desktop icons
- Nofind: Removes the "Search" option from the Start menu
- Norun: Removes the "Run" option from the Start menu
- NoSetTaskBar: Disables Taskbar settings
- NoStartBanner: Removes the start banner ("Click here to begin") from the Taskbar
- NoStartMenuSubFolders: Deactivate the Start menu's subfolders
- NosaveSettings: Stop settings from being saved when Windows is shut down
- NoSetFolders: Removes folders from Settings (in start menu)
- NoConfigPage: Hides Hardware Profiles
- NoDevMgrPage: Hides Device Manager
- NoFileSysPage: Hides the File System button
- NoVirtMemPage: Hides the Virtual Memory page
- NoDeletePrinter: Keeps printers from being deleted
Latest update on October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM by Jeff.