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.
Archive for the ‘Windows XP Security’ Category
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the next two weeks, I’m going to run a series of guides that will help you get on top of security and administration for your computer.
Do others use your computer and have their own logins? Do you work at a school, small business, or other organization with computers? If you do, this series if definitely for you. If you don’t, I’m sure you’ll learn some cool tricks from this series.