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Restrict Access to IE

By vincecutter ·
Are you able to prevent users using IE? eg.. Password protect IE...

Any ideas would be greate

PC is XP, 1 Login...



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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Restrict Access to IE

If you are using a Stand Alone Computer short of removing any ability to connect to the Internet your answer is NO.

If you are on a Domain you can prevent certain users from using IE by writing a Group Policy.


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by cmiller5400 In reply to Restrict Access to IE

You can only restrict/define what sites they can visit using a standalone system. Use the Content Advisor to set this up.

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by XT John In reply to Restrict Access to IE

You can block access to ieplore.exe for a particular user. If you had a user called 'Public', you could right click on ieplore.exe (make sure simple file sharing is unchecked), click properties, security, and see if the Public user is there, if not add them. Check the deny boxes. When Public logs on, they will not be able to run IE. Logging on as another user, they will not be affected.

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by Dr Dij In reply to Restrict Access to IE

numerous 3rd party programs can lock down even standalone PCs. certain icons can be restricted, made to disappear for certain users or be password only. they can also control numerous other potential problems like allowing users to install their own software or activex can all be restricted via simple clicks rather than registry hacks or going to many places in windows control panels, etc, that the user could undo. they act as a front end to the same settings. on max lockdown, they are nearly impossible for end user to defeat.

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by YetAnotherAdmin In reply to Restrict Access to IE

I'm afraid you're going nowhere with this one.

However, you say there is only one login but surely you have an admin account as well. You could change the permissions on "c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" to Allow for admin and remove permissions for the other account. However, Windows Explorer acts as Internet Explorer and even with access denied to IE, you can type in the address in a normal window and hey presto, I'm doing it right now. If the other users aren't too savvy and are unlikely to try this it would be ok.

The only other option I can suggest is setting local GP not to allow access. This affects everyone though. You'd then have to change the policy and run gpupdate before opening IE yourself. I haven't tested this but I'm guessing that again Windows Explorer would still work.

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