Enable Active Desktop

Enables Active Desktop and prevents users from disabling it.

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

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, Active Desktop is disabled by default, but users can enable it.

Note: If both the "Enable Active Desktop" setting and the "Disable Active Desktop" setting are enabled, the "Disable Active Desktop" setting is ignored. If the "Turn on Classic Shell" setting ( in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer) is enabled, Active Desktop is disabled, and both of these policies are ignored.

Supported on: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 only

Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameForceActiveDesktopOn
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Allows HTML and JPEG Wallpaper


Administrative Templates (Computers)

Administrative Templates (Users)