thanks alot guys. what i did was delete the original students account and recreate it, so i could start over. i made students the administator, make all the changes i wanted to make. tried restarting a playing around with it as a normal user, then i realsed that it was almost perfect.
so i change the user account type to limited, then went into admin tools, and made it a member of the guest group instead of the user group.
i can restart the computer and do almost anything, and it doesn't change any of the setting thats i made.
i took a screenshot, but the file is too big to post. however its still a work in progress, i need to add icons for firefox and office and that is almost it.
i realised that i have to have the start menu there, reason being how would i be able to log off. (access to task mrgr is disabled).
so i'm now fine with the start menu. the task bar is perfect, it can't be modified in anyway. the background cannot change.
here's where my happiness ends. i want to stop the students profile from accessing the local hard drive. with this new setting they can still modify files on the local hard drive.
access to cd rom is disabled(lovely), and they still have access to floppy and usb drives(which i really need to happen), but i don't want them to see whats on the hard drive much less anything else.
is there a way to do that??
i wish there was a way to thank you guys, especially inaris for the knowledge you guys gave me.
are you sure that the gpeditor is machine specfic?? the robotics profile seems to not have changed at all, with those changes i made with the student's profile.