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

  • From: "Savanah Garrison" <sgarrison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:11:31 -0500

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



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



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