Prevent changing desktop icons

Prevents users from changing the desktop icons.

By default, users can use the Desktop Icon Settings dialog in the Personalization or Display Control Panel to show, hide, or change the desktop icons.

If you enable this setting, none of the desktop icons can be changed by the user.

For systems prior to Windows Vista, this setting also hides the Desktop tab in the Display Control Panel.

Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Value NameNoDispBackgroundPage
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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