Solved

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

Posted on 2004-10-07
6
1,092 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
     We are making public access terminals that can only surf our home page,  any suggestions besides my original question would be appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:colm7144
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:onesquin
ID: 12253852
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:colm7144
ID: 12257994
        I cannot find either of these properties in Windows XP  PRO Group  Policy Editor.  Are you sure they exist
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:onesquin
ID: 12258468
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.
0
What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:onesquin
ID: 12258504
The Second one I listed showed up on the domain policies, but not the local policies.
0
 

Author Comment

by:colm7144
ID: 12259965
    Actually I found a program called "KeyTweak" that lets you rearange your whole keyboard and its free.  Thanks for everyones help.


                                                    Colin7144
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
onesquin earned 500 total points
ID: 12261262
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.
0

Featured Post

Top 6 Sources for Identifying Threat Actor TTPs

Understanding your enemy is essential. These six sources will help you identify the most popular threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

Join & Write a Comment

We have adopted the strategy to use Computers in Student Labs as the bulletin boards. The same target can be achieved by using a Login Notice feature in Group policy but it’s not as attractive as graphical wallpapers with message which grabs the att…
Issue: Unstable cursor in Windows XP and Windows runs extremely slow in that any click will bring up the Hour glass (sometimes for several seconds before giving you what you want) . Troubleshooting Process and the FINAL FIX: This issue see…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now