[gptalk] Re: Setting program access on TS using GP

  • From: "Savanah Garrison" <sgarrison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:17:49 -0500

I guess that is what I will have to do then. At this point I really just
need to hide the shortcuts. Can you point me towards some resources for
how to write scripts that do that?  I would really appreciate it.  Thank
you!

 

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From: Kevin Gay [mailto:kevin.gay@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:48 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Setting program access on TS using GP

 

I've found a way to actually hide applications (such as from the
programs menu or desktop) with just group policy. What I've done in the
past for some select applications is use a vb script in conjunction with
software restriction policies. i.e. a logon script that checks if the
user logging in is a member of a security group that grants access to
Visio. If they are, have the script create a shortcut in the programs
menu and where ever else. And with the Software Restriction Policies
(SRP) grant access to the visio.exe. Otherwise if they're not then
delete the visio shortcut and SRP will take care of the access. But this
setup can take quite some time to set up with the scripting portion, but
once it's set it works. 

 

If anyone knows how to hide applications with group policy and no
scripts.. do share.

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Savanah Garrison
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:12 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Setting program access on TS using GP

 

I just want some programs to not be visible to some users on my TS.  Is
GP the best way to accomplish that?   

 

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From: Nelson, Jamie [mailto:Jamie.Nelson@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 10:09 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Setting program access on TS using GP

 

Well, it depends on what your definition of "set access" is. If you want
to prevent them from being executed you could look at Software
Restriction Policy, but be careful in your approach. If those
applications are policy aware (meaning they look in the two "policy"
areas of the registry), the company that made them may already have ADM
templates to control some settings. Otherwise, you'll can take one of
two approaches:

 

1.       create a custom ADM for any registry controlled settings and
"tattoo" them (meaning they won't undo themselves after a machine falls
out of scope). This is the classic way most of us are used to OR

2.       Use the new Group Policy Preference (GPP) extensions to
populate the registry settings. This approach would be more similar to
the way a group policy setting behaves in that you can tell GPP to
remove the setting when a machine falls out of scope.

 

As far as Office is concerned, there are already Microsoft-provided ADM
templates that are part of the Resource Kits for each Office version,
which will allow you to control just about anything you can imagine. You
can download them from the Office downloads area.

 

Hope that helps a little.

 

 

Jamie Nelson | Infrastructure Consultant | BI&T Operations | Devon
Energy | Work: 405.552.8054 | http://www.dvn.com <http://www.dvn.com/> 

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Savanah Garrison
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 7:48 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Setting program access on TS using GP

 

I need to set access to specific programs on my terminal server using
group policy.  I understand that this IS possible, but that I need to
add custom ADM templates for each program?  Where do I find those ADM
templates?  I have some non-standard programs like timberline and argus
as well as the normal Office suite that I would like to lock down.

 

Thank you!

 

Savanah Garrison

IT Specialist

Trademark Property Company

817.639.2708

 

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