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I have a computer running Windows 7 Professional.  I need this machine to access only one website.  What is the simplest most effective way to do this?  Content adviser using IE or editing the hosts files?  If its the host files what would the syntax be?  The user account will have limited permissions.  This machine will not be part of a domain.  Thanks in advance.
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using the hosts file will work, just set the adapter tcpip dns settings to something that is invalid, it will say internet not connected but you can browse the 1 website, but no further.
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You can also do this via proxy settings in IE using Local/Group Policy:

User Configuration/Windows Settings/Internet Explorer Maintenance/Connection/Proxy Settings ... check box to enable, enter some invalid IP address (or address of web server with Internet access information), and list your one website in the Exceptions box.
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Can you tell me what I would change in the lmhosts file?  I know what the file does but I don't know how to edit it correctly.
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1namyln--Perhaps of help  (some overlap of suggestions already made)
http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1005090-windows-hosts-file-can-we-restrict-access-to-only-selected-websites/

Note it is not the lmhosts file you will change but rather the HOSTS file.
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Thank you for the clarification.
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Content Adviser was the best solution for me.  Thanks for your efforts.
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