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#1 jhadur

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 11:22 AM

I would like to restrict program access to certain users on my xp computer, specifically the guest user. I don't even want them to be able to see certain programs and definitely do not want them to be able to run them. Is there an easy way to do that in XP?

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 01:50 PM

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 02:23 PM

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 05:45 PM

It depends on the programs and the knowledge of the other users. The simplest way is to move program shortcuts out of the All User's folders into your account.

But there's many easy ways around this (for example, just type iexplore in the Run dialog and Internet Explorer will launch.

The free Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit can do this: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sharedaccess/default.mspx

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:46 PM

I think MCE has the group policy editor, you can use that.

START > RUN > GPEDIT.MSC > USER CONFIGURATION > ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES > SYSTEM > FIND RUN ONLY ALLOWED WINDOWS APPLICATIONS > RIGHT CLICK > PROPERTIES > CLICK ENABLE > FIND APP. > OK REBOOT

More info here, http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn...6.mspx?mfr=true

I haven't ever enabled it myself, but I don't think the setting applies to administrator accounts, or at least the Administrator.
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