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Block Internet access for a USERACCOUNT type

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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.

1.

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

2.

Logon to that User Account for which you want to block the Internet Access and Open the Internet Explorer

3.

In Internet Explorer
> Internet Options > Connections Tab
Internet Options-Connection Tab> Lan Settings  
Use Proxy Webserver- Type the address and port as shown> Press Ok and Close Internet Explorer

4.

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
Group Policy Editor> Enable and apply the setting
Enable the setting

5.

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

6.

Restart Your system once and login to administrator account.
> Start - Search "parental controls" - Select the user account - and turn on parental controls  
Parental Control> Allow and block Specific Programs
Uncheck the programs you want to block(Firefox-Chrome-Safari)> Press "check all" and then uncheck the Programs which you want to block (All the browsers)

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7) Now login to the user account and check out whether it worked or not.
Note:

> 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
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by:Eric AKA Netminder
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Congratulations! Your article has been published.

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by:Tarun Singh
Block internet for a single user, install K9 (BlueCoat) apps, you can block internet for normal user.
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by:Moshe F
> Parental Controls do not work for Internet Explorer (that's why we used a proxy address and removed the connection tab in Group Policy)

You can do the same with Chrome and microsoft edge? And do not use Parental Controls.
Windows 10
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by:suresh s
thunks, how to open only gmail.com site
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