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Client PC can I disable Int Explr?

By mippps ·
Can I target a client PC and disable the user from internet surfing on a Windows 2000 Server with DSL connectivity to the internet and still maintain communication with the server? We are using Microsoft Windows XP-Pro operating software on the client.

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by zaferus In reply to Client PC can I disable ...

There are two ways you can disable web browsing from a Windows client or server.

If on the server right click on Internet Explorer and go to properties - connections - LAN settings then uncheck "Automatically detect settings" and then check "Use proxy server" and put settings in to a system that doesn't exist. This will time out the web browser each time it is used. Unfortunately a saavy user could repair this.

Alternatively if you set the router to deny all port 80 traffic from the server/system IP to the WAN - this is something that the user is less likely to figure out and will block the server effectively from web access, while allowing all LAN users full access.

If there is no need for anyone from the Internet to have access to your server - you could just block ALL traffic from the server to the WAN, which is a good security measure at any rate.

Zaf

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by mippps In reply to

Thanks for your help.

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by brian In reply to Client PC can I disable ...

First answer is exactly right - additionally you could go to client machine
TCPIP settings
advanced
options
Tcp/ip Filtering/properties
select enable tcp/ip filtering
select permit only on all 3 boxes
to block all traffic and add allowed ports as needed

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by brian In reply to

BTW these settings could be set in a GPO so user can't change them. You would make a special group just for this user and make him a member then set the policy to include IE proxy server that is bogus.

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by mippps In reply to

Thanks for the addition knowledge.

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