Controlling Employees Web Access

Posted on 2005-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I want a way to control our employees web access. I realize that there are products you can buy to restrict Internet usage, where you pay a subscription fee. I also know that I could go to each one of our 150 users' PC's and restrict security manually, but is there a way I can do it through users profiles in Active Directory?

We have Windows 2003 servers and XP Pro on each users desktop.


Question by:ONYX
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    you can setup IE options using a group policy (if you are using AD). On my network I have a group of kids come in on tuesdays and thursdays to do a project and use our internet connection. What I did was setup restricted and trusted sites in the IE settings in their group policy.

    hope that helps


    Author Comment

    Thanks for the info. Is there a book or some documentation on setting up Group Policies? Or is it pretty straightforward. We are using AD, but I don't have much experience with it.

    Thanks Again
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    Expert Comment

    The only literature I have read is on websites, I did manage  to find an excel sheet which has all the settings and explinations of what each setting does, I find that helps me when I need to know if there is a setting for what I need to do. Unfortunatly I cant remeber the link, however, if I find it at work I shall paste it below.

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