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How to lockdown IE to one specific site?

By twohigh ·
Hi, Im looking for a solution to lockdown one of my computers to only allow browsing on a specific site. The reason is that this computer is a librarycomputer and should only be used to search in the main librarys catalog.Is there a way to achieve this in Windows alone or do I need a 3rd-party software? Im using windows 2000 pro and the latest IE. I have no concern changing to Firefox if that makes things easier. Thx in advance

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by Blackcurrant In reply to How to lockdown IE to one ...
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by ewgny In reply to How to lockdown IE to one ...

The answer lies in a firewall rule, not IE. you need to make a deny outbound port 80 for the range of IP's and then an allow outbound 80 rule for the IP address of the catalog server. If you don't have a firewall to configure (as many libraries don't), implementing one should be your first order of business. Although a bit of subject, you may want to use Public Web Browser as well
PWB enables you to lock down the browser better than IE. Also has features like home page reset after a period of inactivity. A site license costs only $100 per year

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by mendenhallre In reply to How to lockdown IE to one ...

You can obtain IEAK for free at which will allow you to customize your IE as a kiosk.

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by twohigh In reply to

Thx for the help but I already knew that one...I have used IEAK a couple of times before to implement different other things

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by twohigh In reply to How to lockdown IE to one ...

Thx for your help guys. I already tried applying the kiosk-mode alternative and will see how that works out. But the tinybrowser-solution sounds good too...Especially since it looks a lot more configurable too my needs than IE

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