Set and Lock Skin

This policy setting allows you to set and lock Windows Media Player in skin mode using a specified skin. If you enable this policy setting the Player displays only in skin mode using the skin specified in the Skin box on the Setting tab. You must use the complete file name for the skin (for example skin_name. wmz) and the skin must be installed in the %programfiles% -> Windows Media Player -> Skins Folder on a user’s computer. If the skin is not installed on a user’s computer or if the Skin box is blank the Player opens by using the Corporate skin. The only way to specify the Corporate skin is to leave the Skin box blank. A user has access only to the Player features that are available with the specified skin. Users cannot switch the Player to full mode and cannot choose a different skin. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting users can display the Player in full or skin mode and have access to all available features of the Player.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> WindowsMediaPlayer # SetAndLockSkin; HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> WindowsMediaPlayer # DefaultSkin

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Media Player -> User Interface


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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