Internet Explorer lockdown...



Rob Pelletier
07-09-2005, 10:03 PM
I have a client using Windows in a peer-to-peer netowrk. There are all
versions, but mostly Windows 2000 and XP Pro.

They are having problems with people messing up their PCs (probably on
night-shift) by downloading junk and introducing spyware to the systems.

I have been asked to lock down certain PCs, allowing them to only visit
approved sites. Can this be done with Group Policy? I'm wondering how to
use it to restrict the use of Internet Explorer to Trusted and Local sites
only, and then I could disable the security applet in Internet Options,
thereby restricting them to my Trusted Sites.

However, I am dismayed by the lack of decent documentation on the use of
policy for this. Am I dreaming, or isn't this what the GPEDIT.MSC is for?


I would apprecaite any input anyone can provide.


Thanks

Michael Evanchik
07-09-2005, 10:03 PM
first think i would do is go into the control panel and make them restricted
users

"Rob Pelletier" wrote:

> I have a client using Windows in a peer-to-peer netowrk. There are all
> versions, but mostly Windows 2000 and XP Pro.
>
> They are having problems with people messing up their PCs (probably on
> night-shift) by downloading junk and introducing spyware to the systems.
>
> I have been asked to lock down certain PCs, allowing them to only visit
> approved sites. Can this be done with Group Policy? I'm wondering how to
> use it to restrict the use of Internet Explorer to Trusted and Local sites
> only, and then I could disable the security applet in Internet Options,
> thereby restricting them to my Trusted Sites.
>
> However, I am dismayed by the lack of decent documentation on the use of
> policy for this. Am I dreaming, or isn't this what the GPEDIT.MSC is for?
>
>
> I would apprecaite any input anyone can provide.
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
>

Jon Kennedy
07-09-2005, 10:03 PM
See this article for possible help:

How to Configure Internet Explorer to Block Access to All But Approved
Internet Sites
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=267930

For additional lock-downs of IE, via the registry, see:
http://www.winguides.com/registry/category.php/612/
And for the system in general:
http://www.winguides.com/registry/category.php/4/

--

Jon R. Kennedy
Charlotte, NC, USA
jkennedy2@carolina.rr.com

"Rob Pelletier" <rpelletier@ody.ca> wrote in message
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>I have a client using Windows in a peer-to-peer netowrk. There are all
>versions, but mostly Windows 2000 and XP Pro.
>
> They are having problems with people messing up their PCs (probably on
> night-shift) by downloading junk and introducing spyware to the systems.
>
> I have been asked to lock down certain PCs, allowing them to only visit
> approved sites. Can this be done with Group Policy? I'm wondering how to
> use it to restrict the use of Internet Explorer to Trusted and Local sites
> only, and then I could disable the security applet in Internet Options,
> thereby restricting them to my Trusted Sites.
>
> However, I am dismayed by the lack of decent documentation on the use of
> policy for this. Am I dreaming, or isn't this what the GPEDIT.MSC is for?
>
>
> I would apprecaite any input anyone can provide.
>
>
> Thanks
>


Internet Explorer lockdown...