Solved

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

Posted on 2014-02-19
2
448 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-20
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...

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:BlackDimension
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
DamjanDemsar earned 500 total points
ID: 39872683
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

Cheers
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:BlackDimension
ID: 39875235
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.

Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A quick guide on how to use Group Policy to create a custom power plan and set it active on Windows 7.
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
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 a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

738 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