Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:57 AM
I'm aware that I might possibly be posting in the wrong forum, but I think I may have hit the mark.
I'm looking for a trick or program that will allow me to password protect or disable public users from turning off the antivirus, changing rules for the firewall, and even block useage of the network printers. The computers in question are all running on Windows XP and are on a large network that allows just any old schmuck to walk in and modify running processes and print off whatever they'd like. The school I am in would also like to prevent the installation of new programs (we have issues with children coming in and installing games or adults downloading illicit software (malware packages included).
Being unfamiliar with the setup of the network, I'm looking for directions in understanding and being able to lock down on these particular actions. What should I know to do these things and how can I do them? I have an intermediate knowledge of XP and computers in general, but as I said, I'm not familiar with the network or networks in general.
Help will be forever appreciated.
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