Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lockdown your Windows XP Pro workstations

Platform: Windows XP Professional Only

There is a lot of different ways you can modify your workstations in Windows XP Pro, so that your users cannot mess with settings.

1. Start >> Run >> gpedit.msc [ok]

2. Start >> Run >> regedit [ok]

3. Tweakiu - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/Downloads/powertoys/Xppowertoys.mspx

Some walk-through's you might find helpful:

Disable USB Storage, but not USB Devices like printers etc.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823732

Disable many kinds of write storage (CDROM, floppy etc):

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555324

Disable Control Panel

http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2006/03/16/disable-the-control-panel-2kxp2003/

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