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05-11-2006, 04:43 AM
What would be the simplest way to block some commands, such as right clicking, and opening certain programs, with windows xp home sp2

Thanks to anyone who can help

05-11-2006, 05:22 AM
Upgrade to XP Pro and then set user policies for what can and can't be run by which user.

05-11-2006, 06:18 AM
I have another computer with pro, but I still couldnt figure it out

is pro the only os that can do it?

05-11-2006, 08:50 AM
Microsoft didn't include features like that in Windows XP home because standard level home users don't generally require it.
I don't know if there are any third party pieces of software around that could do it but seeing as its connected with the core user managment system and user policies in XP I don't think you can get such software.

05-11-2006, 06:11 PM
On the Pro version you want to use the group policy snap-in under the MMC to lock down the machine. However due to some stupid reason even the user specific settings, apply to all users of the computer unless you also get a Windows Server and use a domain/active directory. There are some hacks to get around this problem, at least partially though if need be.