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How do you block internet access on a limited account?

Hi

Could someone teach me how to block the internet access on a limited account? I mean, I don't want that account to have access at all.

I'm using XP Pro.

Thanks.

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Cheap fast trick.

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Look at the NTFS permissions of IEXPLORE.EXE and the web browser you really should use (it's .EXE). Now add only your account as having access. Bam. No web browser in the other accounts.

Bob

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R.e. Cheap fast trick

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Could you teach me how to access the NTFS permissions of IEXPLORE.EXE?

Thanks!

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Example screens that you'll use.

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Need futher help

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When i click on the internet explorer exe. properties, there isn't an option for security.

Is there a possibility that NTFS is not on my computer?

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(NT) Hint: Turn off simple file sharing.

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Thanks very much

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It works beautifully, thanks for all your help.

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Before you get too excited

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You should know that this is a very easy method to bypass. If someone knows how to use the command line FTP program supplied with XP, they could easily download Mozilla Firefox and use that in place of IE. Or if they have a USB flash drive with Portable Firefox, that just makes it all the easier.

It really only works if the only way people know how to get on the Internet is using Internet Explorer.

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Thanks for the tips ;)

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Well thanks for all the warnings, I think this will suffice for now, because those who I am blocking from using the internet without permission know far less about computers than I do, so i think this will stop them for at least a few years. Happy best regards to all!

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I think

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And I stress that I THINK the group policy editor can do this. You can poke around yourself and find out for sure. The program to run is gpedit.msc.

If that doesn't work, you're likely looking at either expensive software that could potentially be bypassed, removing all the icons most people rely on to be able to run a web browser or anything else, or giving up on the idea entirely.

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Try Parental Control - It's free and delivers what you want.

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Forget the IE7 and try Parental Control for any kind or www access, including Messenger.

Its free and available here:
http://www.crawlerparental.com/

I use it on my self and on my kids to restrict the time spent on the internet. If you want no access at all for an account, set the time limit to 00 (zero).

Regards.

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So what happens...

What happens when one of your kids figures out a way to disable that program?

Software is not a replacement for active parenting, and IMO, anyone who thinks otherwise is unfit to be a parent, and their kids should be placed in foster care. I do so get tired of people who attempt to shirk their duties as parents by using garbage like this... But if I say any more, it'll turn into a long rant that's bound to offend someone's delicate sensibilities... Deservedly so, given that only the people who would do such a thing would be offended at having their poor judgment called into question. However, I'm going to rise above all that this time, and resist the temptation.

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I'm not offended ...

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In fact, the "children" know the program exists in the computer they share, which was open and set up with them. They know they have each a daily 3 hours "credit" to surf in the web and 4 hours to use the computer. They know I'm not using the keylogging nor the screen snapshot features of the software. And they know that during the working days internet use stops and 23:00 in the evening. And they learn how to share the allocated computer time on the same computer. They also know they can't disable the programm because they don't have the needed administator's rights. And they know I allow them to see the using report any time they want. See? It's simple.

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