I have a Vista Home Premium desktop system where UAC is disabled and I've been asked to completely disable internet access on it. (It has wireless and an ethernet connection)
Quick and simple solution is to take the aerial away from the wireless adapter and take away the cord for the ethernet.
That however will not work in this case.
They need to be able to enable or disable internet access easily. (Or as easily as possible, Think Mum and Dad use it, then an offending person uses it, but both groups need to have the access they need.)
So then there is the false proxy method as per http://mintywhite.com/tech/vista/disable-internet-access-in-windows-vistaxp/
Considering theres (currently) only 1 username setup on this machine that auto log's in that will not work as the offending person could use the same method to unlock it the parents do.
So heres my thinking (Unless UAC offers something I don't know, And to be honest I've not been a fan of UAC)
Create 2 accounts, one an admin for the parents, the second normal user for anyone else both password protected with obviously vastly different passwords.
Parents have admin access and ability to change the reg keys in the article, the second does not.
Parents have to get into the habit of running the proxy off reg script (Or create an "on logoff script" that will merge the proxy "enable" reg keys for all users)
Under vista home premium you can assign security to files/folders, so the reg files themselves can be locked down on that level.
Now to my question, is there a better FREE way via UAC or any other way you can think of?
Thanks for any insights,