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Solved: Restrict Local C access for specific users

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Magician595, Mar 23, 2015.

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  1. Magician595

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    Hi,

    I have found where to apply the policy for restricting access to local C drive on my windows 7 PC, but it does it for all users, including myself, which is no use. Can someone please help?

    Jim
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    Did you not have the option to apply the policy to none administrators??
     
  3. lunarlander

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    Where is this policy setting? I do not remember encountering that in local security policy.

    What do you want to achieve? Do you want to prevent users from changing files in drive C ?
     
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  5. lunarlander

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    Hi Dave, which configuration item is he talking about?
     
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    It doesn't matter what HE was looking for. What I was using that example for was how to get at the editor.
    Open it and look for the restriction you are interested in. I would have to look for it to tell you where it is and I feel sure you can do that yourself.
     
  7. lunarlander

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    Hi Magician595,

    You would have to point me to where you were looking at, as your statement above is a little fuzzy. Off the top of my head, I could think of 3 ways to restrict 'access' to C drive: Software Restriction Policy, AppLocker and Access Control Lists.
     
  8. Magician595

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    Hi guys,

    Your responses are much appreciated. I was trying to hide the local drive and prevent access to it through local group policy. After some more research you can apparently not do this to just a single user, even with myself as admin and a second user as standard, rather irritating.

    My solution:
    Hide local C with GPO and restrict program access with parental controls.

    Unless someone has a cleaner idea, mine is a little messy.
     
  9. lunarlander

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    Hi Magician595 ,

    Do you have Windows 7 Ultimate ? If so, you can use AppLocker to prevent access to applications, yet allow access to those programs if you are an admin. It is located in GPO here: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Application Control Policies > AppLocker.

    Note that Windows 7 Pro GPO also shows this setting in GPO, but the feature cannot be activated.
     
  10. Magician595

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    It is only windows 7 enterprise. I will have a look at the AppLocker as the parental controls seem to be slightly ineffective. Your help is much appreciated Lunar.
     
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