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Windows 7 and restricting \ controlling CD\DVD

Q: Windows 7 and restricting \ controlling CD\DVD


We need to restrict several Windows 7 (32) desktops with staff, Server 2003 really does not have anything, same as Win7 GPEDIT, seems to be all or nothing, however,

From the Windows 7 desktop:

- Windows 7 Explorer
- Go to the DVD\CD
- Right-Click Properties
- ?Sharing?
- Advanced Sharing
- ?Share this?
- Permissions
- Add Domain (User1, User2, Etc) or create a Domain group ?AllowWin7CD? and add user to this,
- Remove default ?Everyone?

Anyone see a security or problem with this? Simply sharing as a network resource and assigning domain rights.

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A:Controlling/restricting multiple users remote file access.

Post Follow-up:

Well, just realized one problem with hiding c:\users or their sub-folders. Seagate dashboard (ver backup utility to 3tb USB doesn't "see" the hidden folders to backup -- that's a problem....

I un-hid the folders and now backup "sees" the folders

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If this is for a company, then it is rarely a good thing to use computer lock down steps against users like you mentioned. They might decide to spend their time finding ways to mess with information that is important to the company.

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Allow Users To Run Only Specified Programs in Windows 7 - How-To Geek

You would have to tell us a lot more about what these users are supposed to be doing on the computer in order for us to formulate a lock down plan. And off the top of my head, I don't know how to prevent a user from using a USB port (pen drive) and yet allow other users to use that port.
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A:Restricting windows XP Desktops

You answered your own question. If you have a Domain controller, You set up Group Policies and privileges on the Domain Controller in Active Directory for each users. Once they log into the domain there Active Directory profile will come into affect. If there is not a local user profile on the computer, then they can't log into the computer, once the computer has been added to the domain.
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A:Restricting user profiles in Windows XP Pro

You can, under your administrator account, add a new user, and choose the limited account option. Under Control Panel>Admin Tools>Local Policies you can look through there and disable/enable functions from there.
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Please try these steps to disable it in this article:
Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does
not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Hope that helps.
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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
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A:remote controlling windows 8 laptop

I use PocketCloud for iOS on both my iPhone and iPad. I am unsure if there is an Android version.

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Limited user accounts are prohibited from installing programs or changing system settings.
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Welcome to the forum.

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A:Restricting a user to particular drives

Drive Access - Restrict or Unrestrict - Vista Forums


Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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A:Restricting user access?

Have you tried giving them limited accounts?

XP Home or XP Pro?

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Hi -- I think this should answer your question. If not, check back.
What is a standard user account?
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1 Click Start and select Run
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Have you tried looking into Parental Controls?
How To Use Parental Controls in Windows 7

It may be a little simpler for you then reworking all the system permissions.

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Password protect your account.What OS are we talking about?
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Hiya and welcome

NOTE : You cannot assign a Web site to the Internet zone. The Internet zone contains all Web sites that are not on your computer or in the local intranet zone, or that are not already assigned to another zoneClick to expand...;EN-US;q174360

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PS. I have not used this program just found the link.
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A:Solved: Restricting Text area

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take a look at the attached, first I made a query from the "Stock Sub-Categories" table.

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Hi everyone Please help me stop users from browsing unwanted websites and chatting on my system I know this topic has unwanted Restricting usage Internet of been discussed before and there are softwares out there which will serve the purpose but my situation is different I want to restrict certain websites and certain chat programs like yahoo messenger etc without the user knowing that the websites etc are blocked or without them knowing that any filtering software is installed As far as I know no filtering website restriction software is able to work in a hidden mode I remember that back when I was in university the Restricting unwanted usage of Internet system admin over there had installed some software for restricting websites and whenever we tried to browse the restricted websites an error would appear in browser windows that access is denied and we should contact system administrator Can I install the same software on my PC any other way to block restrict certain websites Can I block certain ports so that users of my system can not chat Please help me ASAP I am using Windows XP SP and i am using cable internet nbsp

A:Restricting unwanted usage of Internet

If your users are unsavy, you can easily block websites by adding them to the restricted list in your browser. I say unsavy because by using another browser (or an external browser such as Pocket Firefox, which runs from a USB thumb drive without touching the desktop), they could get around this limitation. A local proxy can be bypassed by using another TCP stack.

Companies do it the easy way: They install a web proxy that accepts web traffic, and a firewall that blocks web traffic. That way, the only way to surf is through the proxy. By installing filters on the proxy, you can prevent whatever you like. This, by the way is what you saw at your university. The web page you saw came from the proxy itself (a separate system), not from your computer.

At home, if your router supports it, you can restrict web pages and specific ports. If you had an inexpensive system lying around, you could install two network cards and install free Linux software. Plug one NIC into the modem and the other to the router. You will get the same result your got at your university.

By the way, you want your users to know that the site was intentionally blocked. If you don't, they will reset the computer, the router, the cable modem or all three.

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