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Windows 7: Looking for best way to customize a guest account for use on public PC

09 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
Looking for best way to customize a guest account for use on public PC


I'd like to setup a public PC using a guest account. I've created the account but would like to know how I can customize it with specific applications on the taskbar (IE, Word, Excel...), also would like to set the home page for IE and have those settings stick. What I like about the guest account is that it is a clean slate after reboot, only it's too clean.

Would anyone know of a way I can have the guest account set to defaults the way I'd like to customize as described above. I am a PC Tech by trade, so a bit Tech savvy. I do have the option of creating a domain guest account if need be, if that is the only way to do what I'm looking for.

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09 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

How about:
Create a normal user account and make it mandatory profile, set everything up and lock with Group Policy? Also set it to only logon from the machine you want, so the account is not used to logon to other PCs.
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09 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit

Thank you, not necessarily a bad option. I'll have to think about that to see if it fits what we would like for the final outcome. I was hoping for a solution that was fairly simple to set up and wish that you could easily customize a guest account. That would be the perfect solution for what I'm trying to do.

I did do a little research on mandatory profiles and came across this site:

Thanks again for your reply.
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