Disabling the command line interface

How do I disable the command line interface from a user.
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You can prevent the user using cmd.exe :

To prevent the use of Start / Run
Start / Run / gpedit.msc
Go to User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Start Menu & Taskbar /
 Remove Run Menu from Start Menu.

You can also find : User Configuration / Administrative Templates / System /
 Prevent access to the command prompt.

I have checked on a XP machine.
I suppose you can find the same settings.

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Group Policy!

User Config > Admin Templates > System > Prevent Access to the Command Prompt
User Config > Admin Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > Remove Run from Start Menu (you'll need this!)

lemme know if  it's local or domain, system wide or specified user if you need to know how to apply it...

lol. too slow yet again...

actually the only way to totally disable it is to remove the cmd.exe file (or change permissions on it).... if you dont to that any user can simply browse to that file and run it.  It is located at C:\WINDOWS\system32
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Windows 2000

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