Locking down a windows 7 computer

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  1. tstruik

    tstruik New Member

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    I have two computers that I will be using as kiosk. They are running windows 7. What I am trying to do is make it so that the only thing that the user can do is view a website. I was wondering if theres a way to lock down everything so the computer stays on that website and the user can't do anything but browse through that website. I have tried locking it so when I run "iexplore -k www.thewebsite.com" that is the only thing that you can see but anyone that knows anything about a computer can get out of it by using ctrl F4. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Welcome to Windows7Forums.com :)

    log in with that user and make the following registry change:
    click Start -> Run and type regedit and click OK
    Once the Registry Editor opens, click File and Export… to create a backup of the registry (in case something goes wrong). Place this in the C:\Windows folder.

    Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Create a new string value called shell (Edit -> New -> String Value)
    in the Data portion of this new string value type: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

    After this, open the group policy by opening start and typing "gpedit.msc"
    Here you can restrict access to practically any feature you wish.

    (if you can't get to the group policy, follow this quick tutorial: How to get Group Policy Editor in Vista Home Edition | Windows Reference)
     
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    tstruik New Member

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    Thank you for your help
     
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    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    No problem, you're most certainly welcome :)
     

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