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Disable Internet Access in Windows Vista/XP

Posted by Rich On August - 11 - 2008

In this guide, you will learn how to set up a false proxy configuration so that any application that relies on the Microsoft Proxy (IE, Firefox, Opera, Office, Outlook) will not be able to access the Internet. This has obvious advantages and can be set for the whole system or all non administrator accounts.

Alternatively, you can unplug the internet cable/disconnect the router… but you didn’t need me to tell you that did you?

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Disable Shutdown in Windows Vista/XP

Posted by Rich On August - 8 - 2008

You may not want someone shutting down a computer because you don’t want them accessing the boot menu, or you may want to have the computer running at all times. This guide will show you how to remove the Shut Down option from the Start Menu, CTRL+ALT+DEL screen, and task manager. Users can still shutdown in the run dialogue — learn how to disable the run dialogue, or keep reading.

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Disable Control Panel Access in Windows Vista/XP

Posted by Rich On August - 7 - 2008

You may want to restrict access to the control panel and only allow administrative access. This is a very good idea if your children use an account or if you set up a computer in an office for an employee. Learn how to disable the control panel in this guide.

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Disable Add/Remove Programs Access in Windows Vista/XP

Posted by Rich On August - 6 - 2008

This guide will help you remove the Add/Remove Programs option from the Control Panel. This is not a fool proof method, but deters most users from accessing this list.

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Disable Right Click in Windows Vista/XP

Posted by Rich On August - 5 - 2008

You may not want users to have access to the right click menu. This can be useful when you don’t want people editing the start menu. There are workarounds for not having the right click button, but this will deter most users. In this guide you’ll learn how to disable right clicking in Windows.

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Disable Task Manager Access in Windows Vista/XP

Posted by Rich On August - 4 - 2008

Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and then selecting Task Manager will load the Task Manager in Windows XP or Vista. Access to the task manager allows a user to do many things including making the system unstable or accessing other controls you may not want them to have. In this guide you’ll learn how to disable Task Manager in Windows XP or Vista.

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