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Group Policy Local Computer

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!
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Alex Green3rd Line Server SupportCommented:
gpedit.msc should do it.
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submarinerssbn731Author Commented:
Okay...but what setting in the group policy editor will prevent this?
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Alex Green3rd Line Server SupportCommented:
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 :*(
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
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.
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McKnifeCommented:
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.
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submarinerssbn731Author Commented:
Great answer!  Thanks!
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McKnifeCommented:
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).
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