Re: Windows Vista, need to lock out keyboard access but still have PC running when I am away
Have a look in the following : Start ->type in
"secpol.msc" without quotes,
theres a lot you can select to make pc more secure.
Next item to launch would be "gpedit.msc", Administrative templates for the
local computer or per User or for both.
If my memory serves me well you will find in one of those mmc-snap-ins the
item to disable removable devices for not-local logged in users / e.g. that
USB sticks will not be mounted as long as nobody local is logged on the
system / which you can prevent with "lock PC" plus CTRL+ALT+DEL option, plus
"Do not show last logged on user" etc.. there is really much to "cripple" a
PC for non-authorized people.
All these mmc snap-ins are in Vista Business,Enterprise and Ultimate.
Because you mentioned Bitlocker, you will have either Enterprise or
<firstname.lastname@example.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> I am purchasing a new desktop with Windows Vista. I will be using the
> Bitlocker feature to secure my data. However that still leaves open
> the chance someone could grab data with a USB key when the computer is
> on when I am away. When I am away from the computer I want to be able
> to log in remotely with services like Gotomypc to access my data and
> applications and have the desktop continue to record podcasts from the
> internet using a tool called Replay AV and run other background
> applications. However when I am away, I want to be able to also
> prevent anyone from accessing the desktop via the keyboard (simply
> hiding the keyboard in a safe place isnt going to cut it). Ideally if
> someone tried to access the computer from the keyboard they would be
> prompted for a password. Is this possible with Windows Vista?
> Basically I want to lock out physical users via the keyboard but still
> allow the computer to continue to run background applications and
> remain accessable from the internet for remote access. Thanks