How to Set Up Security/Configuration Templates and Limit Access in Windows XP Profressional

Posted August 16, 2004 by Jimmy S in Windows security

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This Tech-Recipes tutorial will prove tasty to those of us who have a “public” PC. It explains how to edit almost every aspect of Windows XP and tighten security/access to whatever one would like.

Windows XP Professional

First, you need to access the Snap-in via Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
To bring up a console screen, follow these steps:
Go to Start Menu > Run >.
Type mmc and then Enter.

Now that the console screen is open, click File > Add/Remove Snap-in.

This will bring up a Add Standalone Snap-in window.
Click the Add button. Select the Group Policy item, and click the Add button.

On the next window, click Finish. (This confirms you are modifying the local computer’s group policy.)

Next, click the Close button on the Add Standalone Snap In screen.

After that, click OK on the console window.

Now, the console window will open. With the Local Computer Policy item on the Left.

Expand the item. There will be two sets of options:
-Computer Configuration
-User Configuration

In these options, you can set numerous Windows XP items, rules, and policies. Beware of what you set!

With these options, you can set up a “public” PC to be limited in access. This works great for using a computer in kiosk-type mode.


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Jimmy Selix is an early adopter that loves to be one of the first on the block to have the latest and greatest in technology and gadgets. Another love of his is being able to share his knowledge to others seeking it. Feel free to drop any comments or questions that you may have.
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