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#1 mylogicistechno

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 05:24 PM

I work in the IT department at my school. We are currently looking for the best solution for a computer deployment request with specific requirements.

There will be one public account that will automatically log in. There are programs on the computer that will need internet access to operate and update. However, the user cannot be allowed to access the internet. What's the best way to restrict their access? Thanks.

Edit: This will only apply to two specific computers, not a roaming user profile. We've been toying with the idea of firewalls, etc. but would like more opinions or suggestions.

Edited by mylogicistechno, 11 April 2007 - 05:41 PM.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 06:17 PM

I don't recall exactly what the settings are, but you can use the group policy editor to lock them out. I'll research it a little this evening

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:09 AM

this article I found is actually the way I would have thought of doing this. By giving a fake IP (or localhost, 127.0.0.1) as the proxy server, you would effectively block internet access.

http://www.howtonetworking.com/Internet/restrictie11.htm

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 07:00 AM

You could always alter the permissions of iexplorer.exe to deny access to the logon user account.
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 05:08 PM

I don't recall exactly what the settings are, but you can use the group policy editor to lock them out. I'll research it a little this evening


Thanks! We've decided to run with this one, but the computer we were working on seems to have a bad hard drive so we can't quite tell how well it's working.
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