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Prevent users changing desktop background slideshow via GP

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Prevent users changing desktop background slideshow via GP


    I have windows 8.1 pro and is a home pc not on a domain. I want to be able to prevent a user from changing the desktop background slideshow. I tried applying "prevent changing desktop background" in "user config\admin temps\control panel\personalization but when I apply that setting it stops the desktop background slideshow from changing. I have it on shuffle and rotate every 30 min. Would like to have the user not to be able to change the wallpaper slideshow and still have it rotate. Thanks.

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    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    Is that User set as Standard or as Administrator? There's a lot of things a Standard User can't do. Also important is to have Users with administrative rights use a password to log on. With Group Policy Editor the administrator can further lock things down.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    It is an admin account and has a password. Any idea on my question above?
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