Disabling internet options for selected profiles

Posted on 2004-10-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
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?
Question by:slingo
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    Expert Comment

    Hello slingo =)

    You can do it via registry >>
    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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    Start>Run>gpedit.msc>user configuration>administrative templates>windows components>internet explorer>browser  menus. Then look for 'Tools Menu: Disable Internet option'. Double click and select enabled. More info on group policy:
    Works equally well for XP
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    Expert Comment

    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.

    Author Comment

    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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    Accepted Solution

    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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    Expert Comment

    Disable access to the desktop properties from gpedit for that.

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