• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 893
  • Last Modified:

Group Policy to restrict the use of Office 2003 apps to certain Windows 2003 Terminal Server users

I would like to load Office 2003 Professional on my Windows 2003 terminal servers but restrict the use of Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access to a limited number of Users.  I have Outlook 2003 on the terminal servers already.  We have that loaded already since it comes with Exchange 2003.  The current terminal server users are using Word and Excel viewers.  They do not need real office applications besides Outlook 2003.  I want to add users that need office but I need to know how to go about setting a group policy that would only allow that specific set of users the ability to use Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access.  How can this be done?  

Thanks in advance.
0
mtmtech
Asked:
mtmtech
  • 2
  • 2
1 Solution
 
tsuzuharaCommented:
0
 
mtmtechAuthor Commented:
Can you be more specific?  All I see is how to customize the settings for Office 2003.  I don't see anything about denying access to any of it's apps.
0
 
mtmtechAuthor Commented:
I looked deep this time and still only see 100s of ways of customizing the Office 2003 apps.  I need a way to set a policy to allow some users to use the apps and others to be denied access.
0
 
kamalgopiCommented:
hi i think the best and really simple way is to block the specific problems using the GPO buy adding users in the security filter so it applies only for that user. just set the GPO to that particular computer..

Hope ths helps
Cheers:)
Kamal
0
 
tsuzuharaCommented:
Download the template files, install them, create a GPO for a OU that contains the users you need to apply restrictions to (they can be part of a Security Group and that group can be in the OU instead).
When editing the GPO, right click "Administrative Templates" in the User section, add the template (.adm file) of the corresponding Office program and then apply the restrictions in the new container created inside.
0

Featured Post

Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure is a FREE solution designed to simplify and automate the setup of a DR site in Microsoft Azure using lightweight software-defined networking. It reduces the complexity of VPN deployments and is designed for businesses of ALL sizes.

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