Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Public use lockdown questions

11 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Public use lockdown questions

I am using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, not in a domain on 120+ public computers (library).

I have used gpedit.msc to lockdown the prototype computer to the way I want it.
However, I am afraid of locking myself out of the computer if I disable the RUN command which is the last piece in securing the machines.

* I think I can lock myself out but then run gpedit.msc from a thumb drive and get in. Unless I also lock out the ability to run programs from a thumb drive (which I have). So...

How can I secure the computer completely using only policies and yet leave myself a way to get back in?

I came from using Microsoft SteadyState for years, but it does not support Windows 7. Windows 7 has a very nice set of policies anyway. I would like to avoid having to buy software to do this.
Thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64 & Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

Lockdown the computer using policies, if you ever need to get in, use Safe Mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I found a nice product called Faronics WinSelect. It does not yet work for 64-bit but should this summer.
I need a way to prevent the public from going in so Safe Mode would not work for me.
Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


01 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64 & Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

In the meantime, you could always customise the login screen to show both the Username and Password fields, and then add a "Secret" admin account with a very complicated password. Looks like a very useful application though, thanks for sharing!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Public use lockdown questions




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Public use lockdown questions
Thread Forum
lockdown pc except certain applications Customization
How to lockdown Windows 7 for Kids Installation & Setup
Lockdown USB Driver Installation System Security
need a full lockdown on media center Media Center
Any lockdown software for Windows 7??? Software
Lockdown: creating a secure domain policy in Windows. Security News
Two separate questions - NetBIOS and Home/public Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33