Just hiding shortcuts to programs on the start menu is not enough. A user
can also use the Run command, command line interface, default shortcut keys
and other ways to start programs. When you try to limit users from running
certain programs and applications, it can turn into a can of worms.
The best solution is to use a Kiosk software program to lock the computer
down and only allow what you want to be accessed.
Here is what Kiosk software is and does:
Kiosk software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
To see who makes the software, just Google for kiosk software.
"Bruce" <Bruce@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I am setting up a new machine that will be used in a public area. The
> primary purpose of this machine is to run Media Center. I have setup two
> users on the machine. The Administrator and a generic Standard use. It
> Vista Home Premium.
> What I would like to do is remove all of the entries in the Start menu for
> the Standard use so that they won't be tempted to run Wordpad, or
> or IE. I thought that if I went in and deleted them it would only effect
> this user but it removed them from the Admin user as well.
> Is this possible or am I SOL?