• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 328
  • Last Modified:

disable hyperlinks in office 2003

Hello,

Some of the pupil/hackers on or school network have worked out that they can get to windows XP aps by writing hyperlinks in MS Office programs.

We have the workstations tightly restricted via group policy - including software restrictions blocking all *.exe and *.cpl in WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 from running and a hash rule blocking CONTROL.EXE

Yet writing a simple hyperlink in publisher pointing to "c:\windows\system32\control.exe" opens up the control panel.

How can i stop this, please?

Ben
0
bgcm12
Asked:
bgcm12
  • 2
  • 2
1 Solution
 
TheCleanerCommented:
heh...smart kids.

Are you blocking in group policy access to the control panel for those users?

Software restrictions isn't the right location for that...it's at:

user config >> admin templates >> control panel >> prohibit access to the control panel


(the admin templates area is where you will need to restrict access to these kinds of things, including MMC's, etc.)
0
 
TheCleanerCommented:
Meant to add that this is "better' than trying to prevent hyperlinks in Office.  Some lessons, etc. may use hyperlinks for real reasons.
0
 
bgcm12Author Commented:
Cleaner...

I can't believe I missed such a rudimentry policy!  Thanks for pointing it out, it works well.

Did you have a chance to have a look at my problem with Active Directory searches?

Thanks very much for your help - that puts me ahead of the kids on points for a short while :)

Ben
0
 
bgcm12Author Commented:
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Exchange Server

The MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 certification validates your skills in supporting the maintenance and administration of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. Learn everything you need to know with this course.

  • 2
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now