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regedit question

By aeronautica
May 9, 2004
  1. can someone give me the run-down on how to use the regeditor to restrict access to specific programs by certain users (using Win XP)?
     
  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    it would be easier to use the permission settings under sharing in the property tab of each application you want to restrict .
    Just right click the programs main folder in Explorer.
    Be sure to log on as Administrator.
     
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    Link in my signature, go forth and learn grasshoppah!
     
  4. aeronautica

    aeronautica TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    how would I go about disabling things like the "Run" or "Search" function in the start menu? disabling the ability to right click with the mouse?
     
  5. Goalie

    Goalie TS Rookie Posts: 703

    well, google is your friend amongst other things. As admin you can always restrict a user profile, and the rest can be done via reghacks (usually using regedt32, not regedit)

    a few things I found through google...

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoRun"=dword:00000001

    Paste the above into notepad and save it as norun.reg

    The way it is now it will only change the account you are logged on. Change "CURRENT_USER" to "LOCAL_MACHINE" to make the change system wide


    Also see http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/876/
     
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