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Need to restrict generic user account to using notepad and usb printer only.

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Good evening,

I have two relatively standard, i.e. just reimaged, PC's running Windows 7 64-bit. I need to restrict a standard user profile or guest profile to using just notepad and printing to a local usb printer. At the very least, I need to ensure that there is no internet connection, and the user cannot access any programs that feature spell check. Looking online has provided a plethora of information about managing users through gpedit.msc or AD, but gpedit ends up affecting all of the users, including the Admin. As for AD, these are bot stand alone machines and do not connect to our domain. I need some direction where to go from here...

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how to apply group policy to specific user or group
Using this, you can select user or group, and change the policy to only that user/group

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That link provided the perfect solution. I was able to create a new policy that affected only the generic user, while leaving the administrator free to use whatever resources they needed.

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