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How to LOCK DOWN Windows 95?

By a521921 ·
I need to lock down some Win 95 machines that are going to be sitting in an autoshop running tracking and time keeping software. The software only needs three files and an icon on the desktop to run, but it connects to the server via TCP/IP.

Question is this: I need to LOCK DOWN these machines to make sure that nobody can get into them and screw them up. I'm talking complete lock down, where all they can do is reboot the machine and double-click the icon for our software. I have to have F5, F8, and safe-boot functionality removed, run, network nbhd, my computer, and access to any hard drive COMPLETELY locked out. And of course the registry. Idealy, we would have a login that gives security based on the id so as admins we could change settings,but the regular user is locked out.

I've had some success with Poleedit (when it works) and various software, but nothing does what I need completely. I'm willing to use a variety of tools to do this.

Has anyone out there done this, and what would

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by mkelley In reply to How to LOCK DOWN Windows ...

You are on the right track, I would create a policy that locked everything down and store the policy on the server so each PC uses that policy and is restricted at login. As for keystrokes, you will want to write, or have someone write VB scripts that run at bootup to disable key combinations.

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How to LOCK DOWN Windows 95?

by PhilAnderson In reply to How to LOCK DOWN Windows ...

Security Setup is a security add-on to Windows 95. It makes the security options under Windows available to everyone. Now you can disallow people from changing your Windows configuration, lock your desktop icons, lock network settings, disable shutdown, disable DOS applications, and secure hardware settings.
best of all it is a freeware utility .
http://download.com/pc/software/0,332,0-57852-s,1000.html?st.dl.subcat99.list.tdtl

Good Administrating,

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by jhofferle In reply to How to LOCK DOWN Windows ...

You can put the entry BootKeys=1 to your msdos.sys file to prevent users from booting in safe mode, msdos mode, etc.

There is a decent article on policies and profiles and how to implement them here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/cdonline/Content/Complete/windows/win95/reskit/part4/rk15_pol.htm

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by mike.taylor7 In reply to How to LOCK DOWN Windows ...

Powertoys(Available on the Net) will disable the Key functionality at Bootup. Also what type of network are you running? If you are using Novell get hold of ZEN works as this lets you bolt everything right down.

Mike

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by wayne.meadows In reply to How to LOCK DOWN Windows ...

Take a look at WINSHIELD. You can find info about it at

http://www.shoplet.com/software/db/230329.html

I have had great luck doing what you ask with this product.

Good Luck!

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