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Locking down a laptop for only Internet Explorer use

Posted on 2010-08-18
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Hi, I am looking for an easy way to lockdown an entire laptop and that only the Internet Explorer or Firefox can be used.

Something like a KIOSK mode.

Problem is that it has to be done on 3 laptops wich are currently been used in a corporate environment and only for 2 days be converted to something like the KIOSK mode, without harming the current environment.

Does anyone have any good and easy ideas about this?

I know it can be done by using policies and making a new user and adjust these policies, but i was hoping for an easier way.
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why not use a live cd for the 2 days and not take any chances.  The users would not have any access to your data and no risk whatsoever
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Thats a great idea, never thought of that one. Do you know a good livecd with Firefox or preferable Internet Explorer?
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If linux will not be a problem, I think the best choice is Ubuntu live CD, since it recognizes all the hardware and it has a lot of utilities and software installed onit including internet browsers.
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I still saw some trouble using a livecd because you still can find the local hard drive and mess that one up.

What i have done is locked down one user with policies, it was a challenge, but the user can only open internet explorer now and it worked perfectly.
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Because you both where helpfull.
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Thanks for the points :)  Glad it's resolved.
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