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Limiting user on standalone XP machine to only access list of websites

I am building two new machines for our remote sites and need to limit the user account to only be able to access a  list of web sites. I need a solution that works on the same windows machine and that allows the administrator to go to all websites.
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Kelv1979Commented:
You could try enabling a fake proxy server in Internet Explorer (say 127.0.0.1) and then putting the addresses you want to allow in the exception list.

You'd then need to use gpedit.msc on the machine to prevent users changing the proxy settings (Local Computer>Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Internet Explorer>Disable Changing Proxy Settings).

It's not perfect though as your admins will need to go and change this when they want to get on the Internet and then change it back when they've finished.
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cdmt00Author Commented:
Where would the exception list be?
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Kelv1979Commented:
*Tools>Internet Options>Connections>Lan Settings
*Tick use a proxy server and enter your fake proxy (127.0.0.1).
*Click Advanced
*Enter exceptions in the box at the bottom seperated by ; ie http://www.google.com;http://www.experts-exchange.com;http://www.microsoft.com

Hope this helps

Kelv
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cdmt00Author Commented:
Can I use wild cards like *.google.*;*.yahoo.*; ?
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Kelv1979Commented:
yes, that would allow access to www.google.com, www.google.co.uk, images.google.co.uk etc etc.
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