Using Visual Basic and Access – having problems with other programs sharing memory

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Microsoft Access
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Hi folks I have written a Point of Sale program which uses an access database. The program runs beautifully at sites where the the computers are dedicated specifically to running the software, but I am having nightmares at sites where the clients allow their staff to play games, download all sorts of garbage and stay on Facebook all day long. I've just fixed a problem where the client was doing a stock take and found Face Book and five or six other programs in the background. Does any one have any authoritative information on this subject. Thanks for your help in advance.

Software/Hardware used:
Visual Basic and Microsoft Access

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The easy answer is to lock down the client and prevent the user from doing anything else on the machine. Set up local policy to prevent non-administrators from running anything other than the HASH of your program. Start->Run->”secpol.msc” In Local Security Settings configure a Software restriction policy as follows (This is for XP, you might need to modify for different OS):
Right click on Software restriction policy and select create new policy.
Double click Enforcement and chose “all users except local administrators”
Under the Security Levels select “disallowed” by double clicking “disallowed” and click set as default.
Under right click additional rules and click “new hash rule…”
browse for the file of your VB app.
Change Security level to “Unrestricted”
Create a new user account and change the local admin password.

Good luck.

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  • carlosdl
    I would recommend to provide more details about your nightmares.
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