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By mbaldoz ·
Hi,

I want to restrict a user to especific program Eg: word or excel in a windows 2003 domain. can anyone help me what should i do, or what is the best solution for that. Fyi, i will use this in a nursery class to minimise program deletion etc.

thanks,
mabelle

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by The Young One In reply to software restriction

Is your goal to allow this user to only be allowed to run specific applications? Eg. Word / Excel / Outlook etc.

Software Restriction Policies can restrict which programs can be run.

See this KB Article for all about Software Restriction Policies. In your case you want to block all apps from running, then create a path rule (this will all be explained in the white paper and kb articles) by setting the security level as disallowed (as opposed to unrestricted which is the default.)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324036

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=3107**

Create the additional rules for each app the user is allowed to run. Think carefully and remember that some apps need to be executed by the user like antivirus etc. Also ensure you only apply this policy to a special organisational unit.

If any of the terminology or technologies used seem very daunting, I'd suggest strongly that you bring in a peer to assist you. Two heads are better than one sometimes.

Let me know how you get on. My ICQ number is:
284824150

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by mbaldoz In reply to software restriction

my setup look like this... i have a win2003 domain controller and a windows xp pro workstations, how can this software restriction policy apply to all xp workstations? one thing more, i want a specific user to access especific software for them. ex,, marc user can only open word and john can only open excel in xp worksation. i've tried creating software policy but i don't know the right way to do it... can you help me figure out what to do?
thanks
mabelle

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