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Is there any way to dissallow specific programs in XP Home

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Anonymous
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February 9, 2005 3:45:04 PM

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I really need to stop certain programs and services from being executed on XP
Home Edition. Is there anything like the software restriction policies
available in Professional for Home? Searching I've not uncovered anything.
Registry entries, third party programs, anything would be helpful.

If an example is needed, let's just say that under no circumstances do I
want C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe to be run.
Anonymous
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February 9, 2005 8:46:16 PM

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If it is something not integrated into Windows (IE and OE are two), then
just uninstall it - if it ain't there it can't be run.
If you want some people to not run it and some to run it, then boot to safe
mode, login with the built in Admin account and change the permissions of
the software/files, then those that you don't want to run it can't access
it, but beware, if they are Admins, or know how to use the built in Admin
account, they can change it back.
And no, GP will not run on XP Home.

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"willhi895" <willhi895@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B934C9D7-C037-465E-8706-B7A645B54BBF@microsoft.com...
> I really need to stop certain programs and services from being executed on
XP
> Home Edition. Is there anything like the software restriction policies
> available in Professional for Home? Searching I've not uncovered
anything.
> Registry entries, third party programs, anything would be helpful.
>
> If an example is needed, let's just say that under no circumstances do I
> want C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe to be run.
February 9, 2005 10:50:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

willhi895 wrote:

> I really need to stop certain programs and services from being
> executed on XP
> Home Edition. Is there anything like the software restriction
> policies
> available in Professional for Home? Searching I've not uncovered
> anything. Registry entries, third party programs, anything would be
> helpful.
>
> If an example is needed, let's just say that under no circumstances do
> I want C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe to be run.

Start>Run regedit [enter]
Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Create a new DWORD value and namie it "DisallowRun" and set the value to
"1" to enable application restrictions or "0" to allow all applications
to run. Then create a new sub-key called
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
and define the applications that are to be restricted. Create a new
string value for each application, named as consecutive numbers, and
setting the value to the filename to be restricted (e.g."regedit.exe").
Restart Windows for the changes to take effect.

Malke
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