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I am setting up a publicly accessed computer that is a member of my W3K Domain. How do I stop the user account that logs onto this computer from browsing the domain or accessing domain resources. I have locked down the account with a GPO with a read only profile?
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What are you trying to keep them from getting to?  What have you already locked down with your gpo?

Just some ideas:

Remove all physical removable media drives (floppy, cd-rom)
Disable USB ports in BIOS and set a BIOS password
If you don't want them to access the Internet through your gateway, set a bogus gateway
Remove access to their network connections from the desktop and control panel
remove the run command
Prevent them from browsing the network places
Hide the C drive under My Computer
if you don't wan them to print to your network printers, prevent them from adding new printers
make the user who logs on a guest, deny guests from accessing your resources (the everyone group under 2k3 does not include the guests group by default)

And on and on.  It depends on what you need them to do with that computer (give them the minimum set of permissions necessary to do what you want them to do) and what you specifically want to keep them out of.
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Does the computer need to access file or print shares? If not... You could turn off File and Print Sharing to prevent the computer from accessing others PC's, the browsing is a bit harder to get rid off, you may try diabling NETBIOS over TCP/IP- but the "client for M$ windows" must stay enabled for AD to function on that PC... however, if you do disable it... and the Policy has been applied previously- it will not "un-apply" until told to do so by AD... so the current policy will stay in place, until Client for M$ is turned back on, and a new policy from AD is applied.
-rich
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