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Local Policy in Win2K Pro?

By karma1 ·
I'm installing Win2K Pro on my children's computer and I want to limit their ability to do certain things. For instance, I don't want them making changes to the Display or Network settings.

Their system will not be hooked up to a server, but does have a cable connection to the Net. Not that the Net conection has anything to do with this.

What is the best way for me to go about doing this?

Thanks,

Alex.

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by Ann777 In reply to Local Policy in Win2K Pro ...

I suggest that you download this white paper on Win2000 Group Policy.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/
howitworks/management/grouppolwp.asp

Please remove any embedded spaces from the above link when pasting it into your browser.

You can set the Local Group Policy using the same method as described in this whipe paper.... without having any server. Basically it's all done through gpedit.mmc

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by ewgny In reply to Local Policy in Win2K Pro ...

Note that any local group policies you implement will apply to all users, administrator included.
So be careful you don't paint yourself into a corner. You may want to consider a product called deepfreeze www.deepfreezeusa.com You can "freeze" thePc so that if any user makes changes to the pc, after a reboot it will be just the way it was when you "froze" it. You can set a partition for the kids that remains unfrozen so the can save their work. You can download a trial on the web sight. Try it then, you can delete system files etc. and watch it all be back in order when you reboot.

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by hberkhoff In reply to Local Policy in Win2K Pro ...

The easiest way is to create the users first, and after this apply the various registry tweaks. you can find them on :

http://www.winguides.com/

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by ellen.notehelfer In reply to Local Policy in Win2K Pro ...

1. Log on as Administrator
2. From Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View, modify folder view to show hidden files and folders
3. Create Group Policy for restrictions you want:
a. Start > Run > MMC >
b. Console > Add/Remove Snap-in > Group Policy > finish > close > OK
c. Expand User Config\Admin Templates
d. Look in Control Panel and Network for the policies you want to set. Dbl-clk a policy in the right pane to set it and get explanation of what it does.
e. Exit and save the consoleas MYPOL.msc
f. Reboot the computer to apply policy
4. From Explorer, navigate to C:\Winnt\System32\GroupPolicy
5. Right-Mouse-Clk the Group Policy folder > Properties > Security. Check DENY for the Administrator?s READ permission.
The laststep prevents the policy from applying to the administrator. Before you can make changes to the policy by opening the console you saved in 3e, you will need to restore the Admin?s Full Control permissions.

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by hberkhoff In reply to Local Policy in Win2K Pro ...

The status is : Answered!!! But you do note rate the solutions, and most of all you don't say what you are now using as a solution.
Give us an answer. Or at least the points if someone earned them

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Sorry, made a mistake. Status is answered, not accepted.

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