Solved: Restrict Local C access for specific users

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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?

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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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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.
 
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I have found where to apply the policy for restricting access to local C drive on my windows 7 PC
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.
 

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.
 
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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.
 

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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