Restricting users

I've been asked to provide a PC to a Citizens Advice Bureau in the UK for use by the public.

Use to be restricted to using Word, Excel and Internet Explorer. Furthermore IE must be restricted to certain sites only.

I've created a Standard user and hidden all options from the task bar but anyone with just a modicum of computer experience can easily get them back and make changes. How can I make it as secure as possible or would some third party software be a better option?

Gordon
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NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
Hey Gordon, You may want to use either Software Restriction Policies, or AppLocker Policies for allowing only certain applications to run.
See: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Ee619725(v=WS.10).aspx

There are a few options for blocking websites on a single PC.
Check this out:
https://security.berkeley.edu/content/how-do-i-enable-web-site-whitelisting-microsoft-internet-explorer
Gordon710Author Commented:
Sorry, I forgot to mention that the sites don't have a server and the client in question is Windows 7 Pro which doesn't come with Applocker, unless this is available now as a download???
NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
Then you would need to use Software Restriction Policies.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Bb457006.aspx

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Gordon710Author Commented:
Also downloaded Parental Security from Microsoft which allows me to restrict (and monitor) what websites are visited (and attempted to visit).

Since this can be set to control several devices/users I am able to manage this for several sites, very useful.
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