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RE: [ProgSoc] IE3 browsing
] Hi , could some one please show me how to stop the user from browsing the
] computer (ie : the drives , network neighborhood etc .)and should be used
] to browse the internet only ?
An open question. Under Win95, there's not even a pretend way to
approach this. Every user has access to everything on the machine.
Under WinNT - you can start to try to protect the local file system,
but it's painful (in the extreme), and pretty much futile. Any operating
system is vulnerable, once you have physical access to the machine,
but NT much more so than it should (in an ideal world). You can start
to protect bits of the local file system, but large amounts of it need to
be visible, and portions need to be read-write. And it's an intensely
tedious task, regardless.
With the 'powertoys' (which you can install under '95 or NT), you can
select what drive letters are visible. I haven't played with this very much,
but it may go part-way to doing what you want. Powertoys also installs
a few other utils that I certainly miss when using a machine without
them. I think it's about 300k, from www.microsoft.com.au somewhere,
probably under win95-patches. Once installed, check the 'TweakUI'
applet in Control Panel.
] Also , when i tried to delete a directory which has read only attribute
] and it still let me do it ?
With DOS it'll usually force it, I think. With explorer, it may prompt
you to ask if you're sure. Basically I think del's under messy dos/win
systems default to something like ' rm -f ' :-)
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