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Locking down computers

By luv2bike2 ·
We have 4 computers that are running Win2K that our customers can use when they come to the office. We would like to lock them down so that they can only access our Intranet and our Internet web page along with not having access to our servers. I know I can use AD to set their limits to our servers but I am not sure how to lock them out of the Internet. any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,

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by NormH3 In reply to Locking down computers

Not sure if I understand your issue completely, but you could set up IE with a bogus proxy server (like 127.0.0.1) to keep them from the internet. This can be set on each workstation under Tools\Internet Options \ Connections\Lan settings.

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by luv2bike2 In reply to

thank you for your advice. This has helped me!

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Locking down computers

Here is one way of locking the Internet down:

1) Remove the DNS server entries from the TCP/IP Properties.

2) Add the address and domain name of your website to the hosts file C:\WinNT\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.

The format of the entry is:

102.54.94.97 www.acme.com # company web site

If you give the customers a login with no administrator rights, they should not be able to change the DNS settings. Use AD or just gpedit.msc on each of the 4 computers for further finetuning.

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by luv2bike2 In reply to

Thank you for your advice as well. This what we were looking for.

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