[WEB4LIB] Re: Web Computer Lockdown

Vermeersch, Scott M. Vermeersch.Scott at mayo.edu
Wed Jul 28 20:26:08 EDT 2004

To disable the Help in the Printer dialog on Windows 2000, rename or delete the "printer.chm" file.


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From: web4lib at webjunction.org
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Sent: 7/28/2004 4:12 PM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Re: Web Computer Lockdown


Thanks for the suggestion. This set up is using Public Web Browser,
we use on all of our Internet computers. But the elements I need to make
are in the Control Panel windows and I can't control those with PWB. But
PWB does help make it a lot easier to lock down the system by denying
access to a lot of elements that patrons don't need to use.

Andrew Mutch
Library Systems Technician
Waterford Township Public Library
Waterford, MI

Jim Rible wrote:

> I use Group Policies AND Publc Web Browser from
> http://teamsoftware.bizland.com/ because I couldn't find a way to
> lock down IE to our library's particular satisfaction. You just alter
> one INI file with 'trues" or "falses" and at $100 a year it is a
> bargain.
> Jim Rible, Systems Librarian
> Hannon Library
> Southern Oregon University
> Ashland, Oregon 97520
> rible at sou.edu
> 541/552-6821
> >>> "Andrew I. Mutch" <amutch at waterford.lib.mi.us> 7/28/2004 9:37:45
> >>>
> I've finally gotten around to using Group Policy to replacing our 3rd
> party security in Windows 2000. I'm currently configuring a computer
> for
> Internet access relying strictly on a local GP to control and secure
> the
> Windows Interface. We need access to a couple of programs so I haven't
> gone the route of running the browser as the shell.
> There's a couple small items that I can't seem to find lockdowns to
> address in Win2K. We allow access to our printers control panel so
> when
> you open that up, you can access the View and Help menus. These
> provide
> routes to various kinds of potential mischief. I'm looking for a
> solution
> that does one of the following:
> 1) Removes/disables the menu bar completely.
> OR
> 2) Removes/disable access to the View and Help menus in Explorer
> OR
> 3) Disables functionality of items in the View and Help menu to
> effectively render them harmless.
> I've seen some solutions that involve using ResHacker but I was hoping
> I
> didn't have to go there yet.
> Thank you,
> Andrew Mutch
> Library Systems Technician
> Waterford Township Public Library
> Waterford, MI

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