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Locking System tray with local policy

By toffe ·
I have a couple of Win2000 computers that are standing on a public library for public use. My goal is to lock them up as much as i can since public computers seems to attract evil doers. The problem I have is all the things that show in the system tray. I don't want the users to be able to fiddle with that, but I just can't find where to do that in the local policy.
Does anyone know how to do that?

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by DiamondJim22 In reply to Locking System tray with ...

There are numerous products available to do this. One of the best is Fortress101. Our local library uses is with great success on numerous public terminals.

There are others also but I am not familiar with them.

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by Brooks Fancher In reply to Locking System tray with ...

I use a combination of Cybraryn and Faronics Deepfreeze.

Deepfreeze does and excellent job of protecting the computer from changes. No matter what change are made to the system, a quick reboot and the system is back to its prior state.


Even if you go with a product such as Fortress101, Winguardian or Cybraryn, take a look at this program. We have used various products such as Fortress and Winguardian, and things would still slip through.

With Deepfreeze we do not worry about it. Nothing done is permanant unless the system is unfrozen.

Very reasonable pricing and freindly staff over there.


Brooks Fancher
Computer Services Department Head
Homewood Public Library
Homewood, Al

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