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gpedit for Guest

Hello,
I am trying to lockdown the guest account in windows XP Pro.
I am using gpedit. I go to user configuration/administrative templates/ start menu and taskbar …
and make the changes that I need, but they are active for the administrator account, not the guest account.
Is there a way to make the changes for the guest account only?
I want to limit guest access to surfing the internet only. Or at least limit access to the system.

Any help would be appreciated.
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wcubed
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sramesh2kCommented:
>>Or at least limit access to the system
Try disabling the guest acount from Control Panel User accounts.

See if this helps: Restrict Internet for a Local User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/
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sramesh2kCommented:
Use GPEDIT explained in the above link.

or

Restrict Users from Running Specific Applications
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm#xp_restrict

[application based restrictions instead of RAS restrictions]
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wcubedAuthor Commented:
sramesh2k thank you for your answer. I may not have been clear enough on what I needed.
I need to have full access in the administrator account.
I need to restrict the guest account to just internet access.
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sramesh2kCommented:
Yes. You can accomplish the same using the above links.
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sramesh2kCommented:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm#xp_restrict
This link specifies how to block applications for an account.

[Ignore the first link which explains how to block internet access, which you don't require]
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sramesh2kCommented:
another option you may consider using using file/folder permissions. You may permit or disallow a folder to be accessed by Guests. [This requires the File system to be ntfs]
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wcubedAuthor Commented:
Thank you, I will start reading. Looks like what I need.
Do you know if it is possible to block all programs/folders at once, rather then setting the permissions for each folder? Then unlock explorer.
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sramesh2kCommented:
The section "Restrict Applications Users Can Run" should help you. [Different than "Restrict Users from Running Specific Applications"]

However, you need to list each application.exe name in registry (a tedious job if you want to allow large number of programs to that user)

I'm not sure how to accomplish the same via GPEDIT *only* for the Guest account. the above tip might help you.

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wcubedAuthor Commented:
Super thank you.
I`ll Let you know how it goes
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wcubedAuthor Commented:
That looks like what I need, but I am not allowed to change the regedit settings.
Is there a way to allow guest to change the reg settings?
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sramesh2kCommented:
Please see advanced registry editing
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_adv_reg_editing.htm

NOTE: If you are not comfortable editing the registry at any stage, please seek the advice of an expert then and there. Don't lock your self out of the system.
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wcubedAuthor Commented:
sramesh2k
Thank you for all your help. Restrict Applications Users Can Run was exactly what I needed and did the trick. Unmfortunatly I did not add regedit to the list of programs :-(
But XP has a great restore function; so it should not be a problem.

Thanks again,
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sramesh2kCommented:
You're most welcome :o)
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