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Is there a way to turn off Windows Explorer?

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I have a Windows XP Pro SP3 and I want the users not to be able to use Windows Explorer at all.  Is there a way to stop Windows Explorer from working???  Thanks!!!
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Not really but you can use group policy to set a non existent proxy so they won't be able to go any websites.
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1. Open the start menu
2. Type "regedit" (without the ") and hit enter (UAC might come up)
3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>Windows NT>CurrentVersion>Winlogon
4. Change the value of "Shell" to the .exe you want to use
reference: http://windows7themes.net/how-to-replace-explorer-exe-in-windows-7.html

You can set taskmgr.exe to be your shell.
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Windows Explorer not Internet Explorer
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Thanks!!!
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