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Disable Internet Explore on Workgroup computer

by golfsalot / October 26, 2006 5:20 AM PDT

I want to disable access to the internet for a user account on a computer. Computer has an account for 1 user and there is another account on this computer that is used occasionally to look at files on a network server. The second account I would like to prevent from Internet access. The network is not set up under a domain. It is a small network set up as a workgroup.

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Windows 2000 or XP?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2006 5:45 AM PDT

Set the file permissions and ownership to iexplore.exe to not allow that user to read said file.

Bob

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How in a workgroup?
by golfsalot / October 26, 2006 6:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows 2000 or XP?

Do I have to create a group of users? I have tried to make the Internet Explorer folder private for the one user who needs internet access. The only choices I have to make the file IEXPLORE.exe are read only and hidden.

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Or disable simple file sharing so you can...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2006 7:22 AM PDT
In reply to: How in a workgroup?

See the advanced and more tab.

If you elected to use FAT32 volumes then file permissions are not available.

In Windows 2000/XP you need an account to login. Said account and user would not have the "rights" or "permission" to run iexplore.exe so this stops this program dead in its tracks.

Such file permissions are in Windows 101 books so I'll leave you to recheck you class notes.

In closing, I don't see why one would create a group of users since we have users already. To finish this we only need to take advantage of what the OS offers.

Bob

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