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    Is there any way to keep the sound volume on a machine from being completely turned down? I need to find a way to keep operators from doing this as we have an alarm application that relies on being able to hear it. We are in a networked XP professional environment.

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    Are they turning the speakers down? Or are they lowering the level from the speaker icon in taskbar? If they are lowering the volume from the speaker icon in the taskbar, remove the icon by going to the control panel and sounds and audio devices and uncheck the box that says Place volume icon in taskbar.
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    Hi Alan

    There is a reasonably easy way of disabling the Control Panel Applet on a users PC to limit access to the Sound Icons

    1)Click Start
    2) Click Run
    3) Type mmc
    4) Click OK.
    5) Click File
    6) Click Add/Remove Snap-ins.
    7) Click Add
    8) Click Group Policy
    9) Click Add
    10) Click Group Policy or Local Policy, and then click Finish.
    11) Click Close and OK
    Expand User Configuration, and then expand Administrative Template.

    1) Click Control Panel.
    2) On right pane of the Policy menu, double-click Hide specified control panel applets policy.
    3) Click Enable
    4) Click Show
    5) Click Add
    6) Type Mmsys.cpl to deny access to Sound and Audio Devices
    7) Click OK and then click OK again
    8) Click Apply, and then click OK
    9) save at the prompt
    Jerry

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    User accounts and Permissions. See your Admin or have your IT Co. take care if it for you.
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    Thank you for the responses, I was aware of disabling the speaker icon, that didn't do any good and I am the IT/Admin by default but am not to familiar with the snap-ins but with the great instructions I got from Jezza, I'll give that a try...again, thank you all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Brown View Post
    Thank you for the responses, I was aware of disabling the speaker icon, that didn't do any good and I am the IT/Admin by default but am not to familiar with the snap-ins but with the great instructions I got from Jezza, I'll give that a try...again, thank you all
    I am a Senior in my Company IT department and we use similar methods for specific groups of users who use specialist software. The only caveat for this method is that users (as you know) will want to listen to WWW radio/CD's/MP3 on their work PCs so will be rather miffed if they have "their" sound settings changed. That in my opinion is a Business process and this is an IT process
    Jerry

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