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Anonymous
August 7, 2004 4:09:02 PM

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I'm taking over our small school's computer lab and I know there were
problems last year with kids making changes. How can I use Windows XP to
lock students out of making ANY changes, access the web, and access our
server based software? Thanks for any help!

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Anonymous
August 7, 2004 7:40:50 PM

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Set them up as limited users. And if these are Pro machines, you can even
lock things down even further with group policy (gpedit.msc).

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"Mr. Teach" <MrTeach@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CEEE9B0C-8B05-41A7-A3B4-D46BA2428136@microsoft.com...
> I'm taking over our small school's computer lab and I know there were
> problems last year with kids making changes. How can I use Windows XP to
> lock students out of making ANY changes, access the web, and access our
> server based software? Thanks for any help!
Anonymous
August 8, 2004 3:45:31 PM

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

| "Mr. Teach" <MrTeach@discussions.microsoft.com>
| wrote news:CEEE9B0C-8B05-41A7-A3B4-D46BA2428136@microsoft.com
| I'm taking over our small school's computer lab and I know
| there were problems last year with kids making changes. How
| can I use Windows XP to lock students out of making ANY
| changes, access the web, and access our server based software?
| Thanks for any help!

I am anything but an expert in Systems Administration. But here
are some links to some documentation on a few aspects of the
subject:

LIMITING CHANGES TO DESKTOP CONFIGURATIONS USING
THE MICROSOFT® INTELLIMIRROR® TECHNOLOGIES
GROUP POLICY AND ACTIVE DIRECTORY

- Microsoft Windows XP Professional Product Documentation:
Resources about Group Policy and related technologies
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

- Microsoft Download Center:
Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Server 2003
http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=78...

- Windows XP Professional Product Documentation:
Security and administration (subsections)
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

- TechNet Home | Products & Technologies | Desktop Operating
Systems | Windows XP Professional | Maintain:
Using Software Restriction Policies to Protect Against
Unauthorized Software
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/m...

- TechNet Home | Products & Technologies
Server Operating Systems | Windows Server 2003
Management Services:
Implementing Common Desktop Management Scenarios with the
Group Policy Management Console
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitwork...

- Microsoft Windows Server System
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Getting Started | New Features | Overview of Features
Features for File, Print, and Collaboration Services
Active Directory
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

- You can find peer-to-peer support for Group Policy
Management Technologies in the following newsgroup:

Windows: Group Policy
microsoft.public.windows.group_policy

The following page has links you can click to access the
newsgroup with your Web browser, or with a Network News Transfer
Protocol (NNTP)-based newsreader such as Outlook Express.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Management Technologies Newsgroups
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/ne...

- You can find peer-to-peer support for Active Directory
Technologies in the following newsgroup:

Windows Server Active Directory
AKA: microsoft.public.windows.server.active_directory

The following page has links you can click to access the
newsgroup with your Web browser, or with a Network News Transfer
Protocol (NNTP)-based newsreader such as Outlook Express.

Windows XP Expert Zone Community Newsgroups
Directory Services Newsgroups
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/ne...

- And if you are not in an Active Directory environment, keep in
mind that for a Windows XP Professional workgroup computer,
only one local Group Policy object exists. As such, every policy
set using the Group Policy console will effect every user of the
computer, including the built-in Administrator.

For more information about Group Policies and a Windows XP
Professional stand-alone computer search the Windows XP
Professional Help and Support Center for "Client operating
systems" (with the quotes) and read the "Note" in the Full-text
Search Match by that title.

- And the easiest way to manage desktops in a non-Active
Directory environment is to use poledit. For some information
about poledit see the following Microsoft Documentation:

Windows XP Professional Product Documentation
Part II Desktop Management | Ch 5 Managing Desktops
Managing Desktops Without Active Directory
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

LIMITING ACCESS TO FILES AND FOLDERS USING NTFS PERMISSIONS

- Windows XP Professional Product Documentation
Part II Desktop Management
Managing Files and Folders
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

- You can find file system specific FAQs, newsgroups, highlights,
and more on the File Services Community Technology Center
Web Page.

Microsoft Windows Server System
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Welcome to the File Services Community
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/ce...

- You can find peer-to-peer support for file system issues in the
File Services Newsgroups. The following page has links you can
click to access the newsgroup with your Web browser, or with a
Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)-based newsreader such as
Outlook Express.

Microsoft Windows Server System
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Newsgroups: File Services Newsgroups
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/ne...

RESTRICTING ACCESS TO YOUR INTERNET RESOURCES
BY USING A PROXY SERVER, FAKE PROXY ADDRESS, AND
GROUP POLICIES

- The following page has links you can click to access Networking
Technologies Newsgroups with your Web browser, or with a
Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)-based newsreader
such as Outlook Express.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Networking Technologies Newsgroups
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/ne...

Good Luck in your new Systems Administration position!
!