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Using the Group Policy Editor how would you disable the F1 help key in WindowsXP?

     We are making public access terminals that can only surf our home page,  any suggestions besides my original question would be appreciated.
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onesquinCommented:
Never tried but, try User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\Turn Off Windows + X hotkeys

Also under User Configuration\Windows Settings\Software Restriction Policies you might be able to restrict .chm files or something.
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colm7144Author Commented:
        I cannot find either of these properties in Windows XP  PRO Group  Policy Editor.  Are you sure they exist
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onesquinCommented:
They might have been added by XP SP2 or Server 2003???  If you upgrade a computer to SP2 and then view the domain policy it will automatically add those templates.

You might be able to get them from MS Downloads too??

I know XP SP2 added over 600 policies.
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onesquinCommented:
The Second one I listed showed up on the domain policies, but not the local policies.
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colm7144Author Commented:
    Actually I found a program called "KeyTweak" that lets you rearange your whole keyboard and its free.  Thanks for everyones help.


                                                    Colin7144
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onesquinCommented:
Also if you want to make sure you have the same webpage come up everytime.  Schedule a task to run  regedit /s FileName.reg   In the reg file have the following in the .reg file.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

"Start Page"="http://desiredhomepage.xxx"

This will assure that the start page cannot be changed and will be changed back in case it was.

I have done these kiosks before in breakrooms and such and they are a pain in the but.  Especially overriding proxys and stuff.

The same above can be used in the run key to override domain proxy settings.
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