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Disable Ctrl-Enter in Windows 98

By ytsui ·
I have to setup Windows 98 workstation with high security that we do not want the user to modify our configuration. I cannot find the way to disable Ctrl-Enter in Windows 98,
since Ctrl-Enter can open the property of the short-cut icon. I have searched Microsoft TechNet and some other sites, I have also posted this question to various Forums, however, no one can give me a solution.

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Disable Ctrl-Enter in Windows 98

by crisolago In reply to Disable Ctrl-Enter in Win ...

You can have the desktop folder and copy it everytime Windows starts. If they make any changes to the desktop, it will be replaced the next time Windows starts by the saved desktop folder you copy.

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Disable Ctrl-Enter in Windows 98

by ytsui In reply to Disable Ctrl-Enter in Win ...

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Disable Ctrl-Enter in Windows 98

by abussell In reply to Disable Ctrl-Enter in Win ...

The only way I have found to achieve this is to map ctrl-enter to a different function. Using a program such as macroexpress http://www.macros.com/files/macex.exe you can even display a text box saying that function has been disabled, run from a networkdrive in browse only and completely hidden mode and users can not modify the macros.

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Disable Ctrl-Enter in Windows 98

by Hanover Phist In reply to Disable Ctrl-Enter in Win ...

There is a freeware program called Interceptor 95 that will let you lock all windows 95/98 hotkeys and key combonations. We use this program in our public lab to block Alt Clrt Del. Do a web search or go to www.tucows.com and down load a copy. Thereis also a product called Centurion Guardian that is a bit of hardware and a small bit of installation software that protect the harddrive on our computers. With this security product you just setup the computer install the hardware and software turna key andyour computer is protected. A user can do anything delete copy install and all you have to do is reboot to get back your original configuration. You might try this.

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Disable Ctrl-Enter in Windows 98

by joe In reply to Disable Ctrl-Enter in Win ...

Are you sure you don't mean Alt-Enter? Since this key combination has been around from the genesis of the Windows operating system a third party fix or program that intercepts them is about all that is possible. Did you know that Alt-Enter also toggles the MS-DOS Command Prompt between window and full-screen and is the only way you can change from full-screen to windowed. If you do find a third party fix, make sure you don’t loose another aspect of OS or program functionality.

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Disable Ctrl-Enter in Windows 98

by ytsui In reply to Disable Ctrl-Enter in Win ...

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Disable Ctrl-Enter in Windows 98

by Matt Duggan In reply to Disable Ctrl-Enter in Win ...

I'll make a few minor (and possibly incorrect) assumptions before offering a suggestion:

1. You are using Windows NT and are logging onto a Domain
2. You are only concerned about desktop icons, and the properties therin.

Suggestion?
1. Use mandatory profiles, so that any changes a user might make is reset at next logon.
2. Disable the desktop icons completely, using policies, thus restricing the user to the start menus.
3. Disable the run command (and possibly control panel), using policies.
4. Disable task manager access by policy.

Using a keyboard macro application is a good idea, but easily circumvented if the user has access to task manager.

Be aware though that almost all functions that you may be worried about can be accessedusing the File/Save dialog box in most of the Office applications. A DOS prompt can be started, as can a copy of explorer.

Good luck - securing Windows 98 is a tedious and tricky process. Perhaps NT Workstation would be better foryour purposes, sinc

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