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Restricting Applications Users Can Run

Posted On 2008-11-15 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: System User Machine Policy Restriction Software
Tags: Security Software Hack/Tweak Tip Windows XP Vista Windows
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Windows gives the ability to restrict the applications that can be run by users on a workstation.
Open your registry and find the key:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Create a new DWORD value and name it 'RestrictRun' set the value to equal '1' for enabled or '0' for disabled.
Then define the applications the are allowed to be run at:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\RestrictRun]
Creating a new string value for each application, named as consecutive numbers.
Reboot the computer for the changes to take affect.
Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Value Name: RestrictRun


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