Solved

Group Policy Local Computer

Posted on 2014-04-10
7
308 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-15
Hello Experts...I have a computer where I want to restrict access to Windows Explorer.  Using the Local Group Policy Editor what do I need to do to prevent access to Windows Explorer.  This is a Windows 7 64 bit PC.   Please advise.  Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:submarinerssbn731
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
7 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Alex Green
ID: 39991712
gpedit.msc should do it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:submarinerssbn731
ID: 39991752
Okay...but what setting in the group policy editor will prevent this?
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Alex Green
ID: 39991807
Ah, I don't think the local group policy will allow you to do that actually, I just checked and I can't see any options there...

Sorry :*(
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 80

Accepted Solution

by:
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 39991929
you say restrict explorer .... do you want the user to just run 1 application

f you want to use a different shell, modify the following registry key with a string value containing the appropriate executable file:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell

Shells Other Than Explorer.exe Replaced on Installation or Upgrade - http://goo.gl/6dQqu

you can also change the permissions for explorer.exe and set the permissions that that user doesn't have execute rughts.
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39994749
Hi.

You have to provide some details. What should that be good for?
restricting explorer.exe in particular is difficult as it's the whole shell, not only the file browser. So yes, you could exchange the shell for another program and restrict the rest - if that's sensible depends on your goal.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:submarinerssbn731
ID: 40001384
Great answer!  Thanks!
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 40001407
To be added: circumventing this is easy as long as you have access to any open dialogue (CTRL-O) or task manager (CTRL-Shift-Esc).
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
By default the complete memory dump option is disabled in windows . If we want to enable the complete memory dump for a diagnostic purpose, we have a solution for it. here we are using the registry method to enable this.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to the overview of Microsoft Security Essentials. This is a free anti-virus software that guards your PC against viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious software. This will be demonstrated using Windows…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

829 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