Solved

Limiting user controls in Windows 7

Posted on 2011-09-22
3
334 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I would like to limit the standard users controls and abilities to change any settings (Desktop background, mouse functions,etc...)
I have parental controls setup, but that does not limit everything I would like it to...is there a good program(preferably free) to use, or setting I can change...
Thank you

0
Comment
Question by:Daniel Fishkin
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
Run5k earned 500 total points
ID: 36585063
This question is asked on a fairly regular basis, and there are a few standard options at your disposal.

There is an application from Faronics called WINSelect that would definitely fit your needs really well and make things quite a bit easier, but it does come with a price tag:

Faronics WINSelect Standard

Faronics WINSelect Standard Manual

Additionally, there are some modification you can make to Windows 7 itself.  Take a look at the comments within this discussion by Johnb6767, one of the Experts Exchange community's very best Windows gurus:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_27145774.html#36052397

Finally, if you are using the Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise version of Windows 7, there are hundreds of Group Policies that you could utilize to help customize and lock-down your system.  Here is a complete, searchable reference spreadsheet from Microsoft themselves:

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Daniel Fishkin
ID: 36585080
PERFECT!!!!

Thanks...going to go with the WinSelect Standard...
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:Run5k
ID: 36585098
You're welcome!
0

Featured Post

Free Gift Card with Acronis Backup Purchase!

Backup any data in any location: local and remote systems, physical and virtual servers, private and public clouds, Macs and PCs, tablets and mobile devices, & more! For limited time only, buy any Acronis backup products and get a FREE Amazon/Best Buy gift card worth up to $200!

Join & Write a Comment

Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now