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  • demonmaestro
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I am wondering if there is a way to lock say xp into only a web browser.

for instance

boot up computer. automaticaly login and opens up say IE and thats it. It wont let you go to anywhere else on the computer. Just for browsing..

I am possible open to linux.
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Disable ATL+TAB
Disable Windows key
Disable Ctrl+ALT+Delete

Add IE to start up with clients website set to homepage

Assigned to user account with no password

Boot || login || IE load

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Post 3+ Months Ago

There is also a regedit for autologin:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231

Keep in mind that the password is in plaintext in the reg key. There are a bunch of Group Policy settings you can enable that will lock the desktop down in the event you get a savvy user. You will probably want to force IE into full screen and get it to not be able to close either which will require you to disable ALT+F4.

Do a search for Kiosk Mode and you will get some interesting hits. One I found was this:

http://www.leinss.com/blog/?p=36

Sounds precisely what you are looking for. There were some other links that looked pretty good as well.
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And if you would prefer to do the registry hack this would be the Kiosk Mode method
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3 ... &x=18&y=10
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Thanks, I will look into the registry version. See how it goes.

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