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« on: February 21, 2004, 11:27:05 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: Windows XP Pro w/ SP1
Problem Application Name & Version: GPEdit.msc
Problem Hardware Make & Model: N/A
Error Messages: N/A


Ok, so what I would like to do is on a stand-alone computer allow only certain access to certain programs.  I know that I can use the security tab to do this through each individual program; however, there are advantages to using gpedit.msc and compmgmt.msc.  When I tell gpedit not to show the control panel, it sets "no control panel" for ALL users.  Even the undeletable "Administrator" account.  I was wondering if there was a way to actually fix this problem.  Thanks for any help.

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2004, 01:31:57 PM »

Hello:

If I understand you correctly, you want to be able to restrict each user's ability to run certain application programs.

In XP, I can think of two good ways to do this:

1. Use Software Restriction Policies in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;310791


2. Use .ADM files in Group Policy using a 3rd party tool, such
as Policy Template Editor.

http://www.tools4ever.com/download/

While this is an advanced topic, usually dealt with by tech types
like me, this should be enough to get you started


Hope this helps.

Shplad
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