How to restrict websites on just one computer

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Hey guys,

I've got a computer that I manage at a local coffee shop that the owner has asked me to set up so that only 4 or 5 websites are allowed to be accessed on it. The problem is, is that he has public Wi-Fi for everyone else, and this computer that I am trying to restrict will be on the same Wi-Fi network. Please, if anyone has a good idea on how to do this so that only 4 or so websites can be accessed let me know. Thanks in advance.

Brad B. - Network Admin @ Faith Chapel
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You can do this through enabling the content advisor in IE, adding the Noaccess.rat file as the rating engine and then explicitly allowing the URLs of the web sites that are to be allowed.

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Dons6718,

I just poked around with that a little bit in IE and that seems to be exactly what would work. However, there are a few things I'm still a little confused on and I'm hoping you can direct/clear me up a little bit on those.

1) I can enable the Content Advisor just fine. However, I'm not quite sure how to go about adding the Noaccess.rat file as the rating engine, so how do you do that?

2) Once I've done the above (question #1) will adding the sites that I want them to access be easy or is there another step involved?

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faithchapelcc--You asked " I'm not quite sure how to go about adding the Noaccess.rat file as the rating engine, so how do you do that?"
And I responded  "And here are the details on using Content Advisor
http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/browser/restrictie.html "
Glad I could help you.  thumbsdown.rat and noaccess.rat are the same in blocking ability.

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