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Windows 7: How can I make a dumb terminal?

08 Jan 2010   #1
minime

Windows 7
 
 
How can I make a dumb terminal?

Hi,

I'd like to configure a Win7 system (ZOTAC MAG HD-ND01 Dual-Core All-in-One PC) in a way, so the user can't attach or use anything except the display-port, a mouse and a keyboard. Everything else should (reliable, even for experts) be disabled: Esata, USB (except mouse and keyboard), card reader, LAN, wireless.

Only the administrator should be able to use those ports.

Any idea how I could achieve that? Or do you know a cheap PC, where you can disable all this stuff in the BIOS settings (incl. my USB requirements)?

Thanks,
Mike


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08 Jan 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Its called pliers
Its what the military does.
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08 Jan 2010   #3
minime

Windows 7
 
 



Yeah, but I need a little bit more sophisticated solution as the administrator should be able to copy data from the PC (Internet and USB must work under administration rights).
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08 Jan 2010   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

disable the onboard NIC in the bios, and set A bios password.
Make a custom back plate, like only the VGA port and maybe the audio.
everything else covered, and lock the case.
Seems drastic, but it could work
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08 Jan 2010   #5
minime

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah. That's one way to do it. Thanks!
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08 Jan 2010   #6
rddash

windows 7
 
 

Are you using Group Policy? If so, you can set it so that all devices ( ports, etc) are disabled, except for X devices.
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