Solved Restricting users from accessing folders

December 6, 2011 at 04:13:56
Specs: Windows XP
How can we deny a user from accessing all folders except User's Desktop, user's My documents, or any other folder that the administrator permits. The user should have full read, write, and execute permission for the above mentioned folders and should not be able to access all other folders and drives.

Also, the user should be able to execute only the applications that the administrator permits and should not be able to install applications or execute other applications that user can download from Internet or copy from CD/DVD or USB drive.

If we restrict C: drive for the user, then he/she will not be able to write anything to the desktop or my documents. Is it possible to give access to the desktop and My documents while restricting C: drive for the user?

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December 6, 2011 at 04:17:09
NTFS permissions. Google it.

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December 6, 2011 at 06:58:00
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and group policy [GPO's]

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December 13, 2011 at 08:30:01
Thanks for you help, I found my own solution through googling.

I installed two softwares Access Manager for Windows and Trust-No-Exe.

I hid all the drives including C: drive and restricted access to all the drives except C: drive. Access was only given to CD drives and Removable drives for the User and disabled Search, run, cmd.exe, explorer.exe, taskmanager, msiexec.exe etc. for the user using Access Manager for Windows.

All exe files are disabled except the permitted ones using Trust-No-Exe, i.e., executables from folders Program Files and Windows are allowed all other exe files are disabled.

Now the User can access only user's Desktop, My Documents, and CD or USB drives and cannot execute an exe file other than the exe files which are permitted.

If there is any other better way than this, your help is most welcome.

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