Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Windows Restrictions

    What would be the simplest way to block some commands, such as right clicking, and opening certain programs, with windows xp home sp2


    Thanks to anyone who can help

  • #2
    Master Coder felgall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    6,642
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 649 Times in 639 Posts
    Upgrade to XP Pro and then set user policies for what can and can't be run by which user.
    Stephen
    Learn Modern JavaScript - http://javascriptexample.net/
    Helping others to solve their computer problem at http://www.felgall.com/

    Don't forget to start your JavaScript code with "use strict"; which makes it easier to find errors in your code.

  • #3
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I have another computer with pro, but I still couldnt figure it out


    is pro the only os that can do it?

  • #4
    Senior Coder JamieR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,161
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Microsoft didn't include features like that in Windows XP home because standard level home users don't generally require it.
    I don't know if there are any third party pieces of software around that could do it but seeing as its connected with the core user managment system and user policies in XP I don't think you can get such software.
    Last edited by JamieR; 05-11-2006 at 09:59 AM.

  • #5
    Rockstar Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,074
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 328 Times in 324 Posts
    On the Pro version you want to use the group policy snap-in under the MMC to lock down the machine. However due to some stupid reason even the user specific settings, apply to all users of the computer unless you also get a Windows Server and use a domain/active directory. There are some hacks to get around this problem, at least partially though if need be.
    OracleGuy


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •