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Disabling internet options for selected profiles

Posted on 2004-10-27
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I'm running XP pro on my home PC and have 3 profiles; 1 for me and my wife (administrator) and i each for my son and my daughter. I want to remove the access to internet options for the kids profiles but I can't figure out how to do it for their profiles without affecting my profile. Is there a way of doing this?
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Question by:slingo
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    by:SheharyaarSaahil
    Hello slingo =)

    You can do it via registry >> http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/442/
    login with the kids account and create the above key in HKCU registry key, it will restrict the current user to access the Internet Options !!
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    by:amirinamdar
    Start>Run>gpedit.msc>user configuration>administrative templates>windows components>internet explorer>browser  menus. Then look for 'Tools Menu: Disable Internet Options...menu option'. Double click and select enabled. More info on group policy: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/management/grouppolwp.asp
    Works equally well for XP
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    by:msice
    You will need to deny apply to the administrators group under the permissions tab of the GPO. This way it wont lock you out of it as well.
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    by:slingo
    ok thanks sheharyaarhil - that worked... to a point, but they can still access internet properties by right clicking on IE icon on desktop. How do I stop that one?
    Also, msice, I couldn't see the permissions tab in GPO so couldn't try that one sorry.

    Thanks people!
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    slingo.... i searched but i cudn't find a way to disable right click properties for IE =\
    tell me, are those kids clever enough to bring back IE original icon from Desktop properties if we remove it from desktop and put a shortcut there ??
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    by:amirinamdar
    Disable access to the desktop properties from gpedit for that.
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