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Windows 7: restricting access in windows 7 pro

27 Sep 2012   #1
ashwin19

win 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
restricting access in windows 7 pro

we have 2 computers users which are misusing their pc, copying lots of video clips and watching video on their computers, want to know how can i block access in windows for restricting the dvdrw, and restrict pendrive on a specific user account, and restrict video playback on specific account on windows 7 pro..
thanks


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27 Sep 2012   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

If this is for a company, then it is rarely a good thing to use computer lock down steps against users like you mentioned. They might decide to spend their time finding ways to mess with information that is important to the company.

They might see the lock down as a challenge and spend their time finding ways around the restrictions that you have put in place.

Allow Users To Run Only Specified Programs in Windows 7 - How-To Geek

You would have to tell us a lot more about what these users are supposed to be doing on the computer in order for us to formulate a lock down plan. And off the top of my head, I don't know how to prevent a user from using a USB port (pen drive) and yet allow other users to use that port.
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27 Sep 2012   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashwin19 View Post
we have 2 computers users which are misusing their pc, copying lots of video clips and watching video on their computers, want to know how can i block access in windows for restricting the dvdrw, and restrict pendrive on a specific user account, and restrict video playback on specific account on windows 7 pro..
thanks
You will have then to use the Local Security Policy Editor in Windows 7

You cloud also browse in User Accounts
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29 Sep 2012   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashwin19 View Post
we have 2 computers users which are misusing their pc, copying lots of video clips and watching video on their computers, want to know how can i block access in windows for restricting the dvdrw, and restrict pendrive on a specific user account, and restrict video playback on specific account on windows 7 pro..
thanks
Glad you sorted out!
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29 Sep 2012   #5
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
If this is for a company, then it is rarely a good thing to use computer lock down steps against users like you mentioned. They might decide to spend their time finding ways to mess with information that is important to the company.

They might see the lock down as a challenge and spend their time finding ways around the restrictions that you have put in place.

Allow Users To Run Only Specified Programs in Windows 7 - How-To Geek

You would have to tell us a lot more about what these users are supposed to be doing on the computer in order for us to formulate a lock down plan. And off the top of my head, I don't know how to prevent a user from using a USB port (pen drive) and yet allow other users to use that port.
This is exactly what I've been looking for. I've got family members that have their own accounts, but they mess with programs I don't want launched. Thank you for this
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29 Sep 2012   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
If this is for a company, then it is rarely a good thing to use computer lock down steps against users like you mentioned. They might decide to spend their time finding ways to mess with information that is important to the company.

They might see the lock down as a challenge and spend their time finding ways around the restrictions that you have put in place.

Allow Users To Run Only Specified Programs in Windows 7 - How-To Geek

You would have to tell us a lot more about what these users are supposed to be doing on the computer in order for us to formulate a lock down plan. And off the top of my head, I don't know how to prevent a user from using a USB port (pen drive) and yet allow other users to use that port.
This is exactly what I've been looking for. I've got family members that have their own accounts, but they mess with programs I don't want launched. Thank you for this
You are welcome - but your situation is a bit different from the OP's.

You might better be served by creating a black list for each user.
Prevent running specified programs and applications in Windows 7

Black lists are much easier to create and maintain than white lists.
Sadly, black lists are sometimes easier to get around than white lists.
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