In group policy:
User Settings Administrative templates Desktop Active Desktop
ENABLE the policy Disable Active Desktop
This will disable the active desktop and prevent the users from enabling it.
Further you can
ENABLE prohibit changes
Which will disallow and other changes to the desktop.
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