internet permissions to users

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Internet restrictions
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
how to restrict internet permissions to users in 2003 windows server

and only google access should be given



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windows 2003 enterprise edition

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There are a few methods of doing this. The first one is the easiest and the easiest to circumvent. I would make the homepage to be www.google.com and then I would follow these steps to remove the address bar:

1. Open Registry
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft
3. If you do not find Internet Explorer, create a new key called Internet Explorer and within that create Toolbars and within that Restrictions
4. In Restrictions, createa new DWORD called NoAddressBar
5. Right Click on the NoAddressBar and choose Modify
6. Type 1 in the Value Data (It is preferred that you choose Decimal, although I have checked using HexaDecimal and it works perfectly fine)
7. Close Registry.

Or you can install web filtering software or hardware that will prevent your user from going anywhere else.

Or you can modify your internal DNS to point all websites to Google’s IPs. Remember with any of this situations they will be able to google something but not be able to click through to the site as it will only allow google access.

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  • Yade
    can you really operate with ACTIVE DIRECTORY if yes just get the group policy and fromm their you have all want you need to disable
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  • AndreaF
    We had a proxy server to restrict what websites our users could access. I'm looking at your wish to limit things to Google, and can't help but wonder....did you want them to also access sites that Google lists for any searches? It may be easier to lock down sites you DON'T want (such as Facebook, Pogo, etc)
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  • TomLiotta
    I’m looking at your wish to limit things to Google, and can’t help but wonder…. That was my first thought too. What good is giving access to Google (or most search engines) if it's restricted to Google? If you can't access the sites in the links, how can you determine if the links are worth anything? Tom
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  • Voodooclanboy
    Hi all, Do this through GPO, preferably, If you use AD to manage your users. Just restrict the users, that's it. Thank you Anil
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