Disable Certain Internet for Non-Admin (XP)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dubstar, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    is there any possible way i can disable internet for Users on XP? I dont want them to be able to use Internet Explorer, but Do want them to be able to play games... is this a port blocking Issue? How do I ensure that they dont open up these ports on their own?

    thanks!
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Well, port 80 is for HTTP requests... you could always block that one. Would these people know how to block/unblock ports themselves? I'm not sure that their permissions would allow them to do so even if they knew how, that is if they are under a limited profile.

    Other options: Disable the network adapter under that profile. Remove the IE icon from the desktop, start menu, and quick launch bar, and restrict access to the IE folder on the hard drive.
     
  3. kyndl7

    kyndl7 OSNN Junior Addict

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    you can use zone alarm (Free) to block Internet Explorer from accessing the web and use zone alarms password protection to keep it from being re-enabled. Then games can be configured for net access Zone alarm download
     
  4. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    You can do it by loggin in as that user and configuring Internet Explorer to deny all IP addresses, and then locking it with a password.
     
  5. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    here.. a little more detailed...

    Tools
    Internet Options
    Content
    Enable
    Approved Sites
    *
    Never
    Set a password

    Now... every time you try to access a site it will ask for a password. If you do not enter the correct password it does not display it.
     
  6. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

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    Bravo to an answer so simple but weilds so much power.