[gptalk] Re: gp template for internet explorer only

  • From: "DiGenova, Dave" <DDigenova@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 14:18:26 -0400

Thanks for the quick responses!

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Omar Droubi
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 12:54 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [gptalk] Re: gp template for internet explorer only

 

No it wont restrict the desktop or other applications but you can do
most of that with GPO's as well.

 

here is an article that can explain a bit about that but from my
experience it takes a lot of time and testing to get this right. This is
a w2k article but the steps should work. 

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323525

 

 

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of DiGenova, Dave
Sent: Wed 6/6/2007 9:32 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: gp template for internet explorer only

Thanks will try that method

 

 

But that does not restrict any other windows function like start button
etc.

Administration was hoping to lock the user down to just IE to
oursite.com

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Omar Droubi
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 12:26 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [gptalk] Re: gp template for internet explorer only

 

In that case the IE content advisor settings will work for you.

 

configure www.oursite.com <http://www.oursite.com/>  as allowed and *.*
as Never

 

When a user types in any URL not www.oursite.com
<http://www.oursite.com/>  they will either get prompted to enter a
password to access the site or they will get an administrative message
that tells them the sites are restricted. It is not the prettiest
solution but it is a solution that is included with the product at no
charge.

 

Omar

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of DiGenova, Dave
Sent: Wed 6/6/2007 9:09 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: gp template for internet explorer only

Hi Omar

Yes to specific users only able to use IE.

We would run IE in kiosk mode and direct it to our intranet site.
iexplore -k https://www.oursite.com <https://www.oursite.com/>  which
has no external links etc therefore they are "stuck" in there.

 

 

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Omar Droubi
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 12:06 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [gptalk] gp template for internet explorer only

 

Dave,

 

I am not sure what you are asking is really coming through loud and
clear maybe you can elaborate.

 

Let me try to interpret what you are asking and you can say if it is
right or wrong.

 

You want to be able to limit a specific set of users in an OU to only be
able to use Internet Explorer to access the intranet and no Internet
sites. when a user types in an Internet URL you want them redirected to
an Internal URL.

 

Is that about right?

 

The GPO settings for IE can restrict sites but the redirection will need
to happen on a proxy server, router of firewall. ISA 2006 makes that
real easy if it is the gateway or configured as the proxy.

 

For a GPO you can configure the content Ratings allowed sites to add
your URLs and then you may be able to use a wildcard entries for
everything else but I am not sure how or if the wildcard configuration
will work as desired but it is definitely worth a try.

 

In the GPO you can find this setting in :

 

user configuration-Internet Explorer Maintenance-Security-Security Zones
and Content Ratings-Then in the content rating section choose to import
the content ratings and configure the intranet dns zones to always allow
and then create a wildcard for the Never allowed sites something like
*.com and then restricted

 

Good luck,

 

Omar

 

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of DiGenova, Dave
Sent: Wed 6/6/2007 8:47 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] gp template for internet explorer only

Hi all

Is there any predefined/easy way to have an OU (2003) have access to
internet explorer only?

Which we will redirect to one of our intranet sites with no external
links.

Thanks!!

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