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Group Police for public usage

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Hello All,

I am wanting to setup a few computers in a lower income community for the residence to use on a day to day basis and as they please.

I will have Office already pre-installed.. and I would only want them to browse the internet and if needed, work on office files.

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1. What are some group policy settings that I should set, being this would be in a public area?

2. Any other third party software suggestions aside from group policy settings?
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Question by:Coupee46
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I've done this before for a computer lab at a high school.  Simply go through the Group Policy manager and disable anything you see that's outside of what they absolutely need.  Then try logging on and testing it.  Also make sure to set a BIOS password, only boot from the hard drive, and put a physical lock on the computer so nobody gets the idea of stealing it.

Also, the "Deepfreeze" program may be what you can look into as a third party option:

http://www.faronics.com/products/deep-freeze/

I think it has the option to re-image the computer on a nightly basis.
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Thanks Epic,

I actually came across Deep-Freeze myself on google and reading up on it now as well.. thanks!
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Deep- freeze,or use VMware virtual environment where you roll back to a prior snapshot.
Make sure the user account is limited.
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Thank you both.
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