Prevent access to Explorer

I have a PC running Windows 2000 Professional. Its’ function is to run a single application so I have inserted a shortcut into the start menu so that the application runs whenever the PC boots.

However, if the application crashes, which it does not do very often, users can access Windows Explorer - and all of Windows for that matter, which I do not want. If the application crashes all I want is Windows infamous blue screen. How can I do this?
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Adrian DobrotaNetworking EngineerCommented:
Well, you could start the app whithin a .bat file, and add a shutdown command after the call of the app. or just make a loop with calls to that app, this way it will be restarted. But shutdown is safer.

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You could load the program up in the registry:


Adrian DobrotaNetworking EngineerCommented:
will...running from that reg key doesn't grants the locking of system after the application exits.
anyway...there are some unknown issues here, like how does it blocks the acces to other resources while working with that app.
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You can run it from that location in the registry and make a local system policy that disables explorer for all users except the administrator.
well if the PC is in the domain Lock it down with a GPO,
you can completly lock down the systme so the user can only look at the screen, you can remove most of the stuff from the start menu and desktop too
Adrian DobrotaNetworking EngineerCommented:
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Adrian DobrotaNetworking EngineerCommented:
Split between Kronos and ChadduPuis
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