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> Block Internet access for a USERACCOUNT type
This article shows you how to block Internet Access for a Standard User account in Windows 7.
Recently our office had a recruitment drive and I had a task that I should create a standard user account with Internet disabled for that particular account. We don't have a Windows server or that would have been easy. This scenario is useful for testing purposes; I tried software restrictions and Microsoft's Applocker policy but that did not work.
Logon to your administrator account and assign administrative rights to the user for whom you want to block the Internet (these rights will be removed later)
Start>Right click Computer>Manage>Local Users and Groups>Users>Double click the user> Member of 'Tab' > Add> type "Administrators">Check Names>Okay>Apply
Logon to that User Account for which you want to block the Internet Access and Open the Internet Explorer
In Internet Explorer
> Internet Options > Connections Tab
> Lan Settings
> Press Ok and Close Internet Explorer
Open the Group Policy Editor
> Start > Search gpedit.msc > UserConfiguration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Internet control Panel
> Select "Disable the Connections Page" on the right side as shown below
> Enable and apply the setting
Logout from this account and login back to Administrator account. Remove the Administrative rights and change the account type to standard user.
Start>Right click Computer>Manage>Local Users and Groups>Users>Double click the user> Member of 'Tab' > Add> type "USERS">Check Names>Okay>Apply
Restart Your system once and login to administrator account.
> Start - Search "parental controls" - Select the user account - and turn on parental controls
> Allow and block Specific Programs
> Press "check all" and then uncheck the Programs which you want to block (All the browsers)
7) Now login to the user account and check out whether it worked or not.
> Don't forget to remove administrative rights to the user
> Parental Controls do not work for Internet Explorer (that's why we used a proxy address and removed the connection tab in Group Policy)
> Internet Explorer will work normally for other users
> This scenario would be helpful for testing purposes
> Keep a strong Administrator Password