[gptalk] Re: restrict internet access for several users

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  • Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 08:07:39 -0700


Whenever this question comes up, the best answer is usually to use a Proxy
Server to control this. If you have ISA from MS then you can use its
capability to integrate into AD to control access for specific users and
groups. However, in the absence of a proxy server solution, you can kludge a
solution using IE Maintenance Policy. Basically use the feature in IE
Maintenance policy to set a proxy server setting in IE to set a "dummy"
proxy server. By setting that, IE essentially fails when trying to access
any sites for the users who receive that policy.





From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Dave Clapham
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 8:03 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] restrict internet access for several users


I need to restrict internet access for 7 users on our school network.  They
still need access to the file server but only to disable the internet.  Our
users will login to several different computers through out the day so I am
not able to lock a certain computer down.  We are running Active Directory
on Windows Server 2003 with XP Pro SP2 on the workstations.  


I have been through the User Configuration and can only find a policy that
will remove the IE icon from the desktop and quick launch.  This might work
if I could find a way to disable the IE on the Start Menu as well but am
open to other ways also.



Dave Clapham

Pawnee Heights School

Rozel, Kansas

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