nuComputing Blog

Secure your computer and restrict access to applications

Secure your computer system at home or your office PC with our quick tutorial.  This can be very useful if you would like to restrict access to certain applications on your systems. For instance, at home, you can restrict access to an application you may not want someone to open (could be your children, relative, etc.) At the office, you can restrict access to applications on an employees system to monitor and maintain productivity.

To complete this task there are a few things to put on the checklist.

1. A list of the applications you want to restrict.  

2. The exact executable name of the application (I.e. firefox.exe, word.exe)

This following guide is to be completed on a system running Windows 7.

Step 1.

    • Click start, in the search box, type gpedit.msc

Step 2.

    • In the right navigation pane, select “User Configuration”, then select “Administrative Templates”, then select “System”

Step 3.

    • In the right window select and double click “Don’t run specified windows applications”

Step 4.

    • Select “Enable” in the prompt windows.  Then navigate to and click “Show”

Step 5.

    • Type in the applications you want to restrict local users to access

Step 6.

    • Click on “OK”

Now that you’ve completed the steps.  You can go ahead and try to launch the applications you added to the Group Policy Editor.

You should be prompted with this following MSG:

This is a great way to monitor youth users at home and employees in the office.

Stay tuned for more free Tips, advice, and ideas.

Comments

Discussion

  1. Kirk  November 16, 2014
  2. Louis  November 16, 2014
  3. Louis  November 17, 2014
  4. martin  November 17, 2014
  5. glen  November 17, 2014
  6. russell  November 17, 2014
  7. billy  November 17, 2014
  8. matthew  November 17, 2014
  9. ryan  November 18, 2014
  10. Cecil  November 18, 2014
  11. Ronald  November 18, 2014
  12. George  November 18, 2014
  13. nick  November 18, 2014
  14. wade  November 18, 2014
  15. Evan  November 18, 2014
  16. Jeff  November 18, 2014
  17. Angelo  November 18, 2014
  18. eddie  November 18, 2014
  19. paul  November 19, 2014
  20. Wade  November 19, 2014
  21. theodore  November 19, 2014
  22. Steve  November 19, 2014
  23. antonio  November 20, 2014
  24. roland  November 20, 2014
  25. glenn  November 20, 2014
  26. Arthur  November 20, 2014
  27. edwin  November 20, 2014
  28. hector  November 20, 2014
  29. Frank  November 20, 2014
  30. wayne  November 20, 2014
  31. wesley  November 20, 2014
  32. Jay  November 21, 2014
  33. bernard  November 21, 2014
  34. Gilbert  November 21, 2014
  35. todd  November 21, 2014
  36. doug  November 21, 2014
  37. Dwayne  November 21, 2014
  38. Chris  November 21, 2014
  39. Glenn  November 21, 2014
  40. Leonard  November 21, 2014
  41. bradley  November 22, 2014
  42. Floyd  November 22, 2014
  43. william  November 22, 2014
  44. Roy  November 22, 2014
  45. Kirk  November 22, 2014
  46. nathaniel  November 22, 2014
  47. thomas  November 22, 2014
  48. dave  November 22, 2014
  49. Arturo  November 22, 2014
  50. Trevor  November 22, 2014
  51. brent  November 22, 2014
  52. arthur  November 23, 2014
  53. billy  November 23, 2014
  54. jimmy  November 23, 2014
  55. richard  November 23, 2014
  56. stephen  November 23, 2014
  57. Dana  November 23, 2014
  58. russell  November 23, 2014
  59. marion  November 23, 2014
  60. Harold  November 23, 2014
  61. Philip  November 23, 2014
  62. Angel  November 23, 2014
  63. Floyd  November 23, 2014
  64. Arnold  November 24, 2014
  65. Terrence  November 24, 2014
  66. wendell  November 24, 2014
  67. casey  November 24, 2014
  68. Angelo  November 24, 2014
  69. Jonathan  November 24, 2014
  70. Dustin  November 24, 2014
  71. rodney  November 24, 2014
  72. Jay  November 25, 2014
  73. ronald  November 25, 2014
  74. Homer  November 25, 2014
  75. harold  November 25, 2014
  76. jaime  November 25, 2014
  77. sam  November 26, 2014
  78. jeremiah  November 26, 2014
  79. Brian  November 27, 2014
  80. Ben  November 27, 2014
  81. evan  November 27, 2014
  82. Edgar  November 27, 2014
  83. Julius  November 27, 2014
  84. Ramon  November 27, 2014
  85. Calvin  November 28, 2014
  86. ted  November 28, 2014
  87. Albert  November 28, 2014
  88. Alan  November 28, 2014
  89. Tommy  November 28, 2014
  90. barry  November 28, 2014
  91. Ray  November 29, 2014
  92. chad  November 29, 2014
  93. kenny  November 29, 2014
  94. robert  November 29, 2014
  95. jacob  November 29, 2014
  96. armando  November 29, 2014
  97. andrew  November 29, 2014
  98. shawn  November 29, 2014
  99. lyle  November 30, 2014
  100. marvin  November 30, 2014
  101. Brent  November 30, 2014
  102. hector  November 30, 2014
  103. fredrick  November 30, 2014
  104. Dean  December 1, 2014
  105. doug  December 1, 2014
  106. Wayne  December 1, 2014
  107. earl  December 1, 2014
  108. Wayne  December 1, 2014
  109. ronnie  December 4, 2014
  110. otis  December 4, 2014
  111. Ernest  December 4, 2014
  112. joshua  December 5, 2014
  113. Gregory  December 5, 2014
  114. Harvey  December 5, 2014
  115. oscar  December 5, 2014
  116. Fernando  December 5, 2014
  117. eddie  December 6, 2014
  118. Adrian  December 6, 2014
  119. trevor  December 6, 2014
  120. James  December 6, 2014
  121. bernard  December 6, 2014
  122. donald  December 6, 2014
  123. marshall  December 8, 2014
  124. Jimmy  December 8, 2014
  125. Allen  December 9, 2014
  126. carlos  December 9, 2014
  127. Lance  December 9, 2014
  128. tracy  December 9, 2014
  129. julian  December 9, 2014
  130. gilbert  December 10, 2014
  131. enrique  December 10, 2014
  132. benjamin  December 10, 2014
  133. Marcus  December 10, 2014
  134. anthony  December 10, 2014
  135. Lawrence  December 11, 2014
  136. Leo  December 11, 2014
  137. Zachary  December 11, 2014
  138. russell  December 11, 2014
  139. Sam  December 11, 2014
  140. rafael  December 11, 2014
  141. daniel  December 11, 2014
  142. Edward  December 11, 2014
  143. Jason  December 11, 2014
  144. manuel  December 11, 2014
  145. sergio  December 11, 2014
  146. Gabriel  December 11, 2014
  147. randy  December 11, 2014
  148. Alan  December 11, 2014
  149. michael  December 11, 2014
  150. Michael  December 12, 2014
  151. daniel  December 12, 2014
  152. luke  December 12, 2014
  153. Harry  December 12, 2014
  154. perry  December 12, 2014
  155. Brent  December 12, 2014
  156. Patrick  December 12, 2014
  157. Rex  December 12, 2014
  158. Dennis  December 12, 2014
  159. billy  December 13, 2014
  160. Austin  December 13, 2014
  161. Kyle  December 13, 2014
  162. evan  December 13, 2014
  163. carlos  December 13, 2014
  164. Carlos  December 14, 2014
  165. tyrone  December 14, 2014
  166. Kenny  December 14, 2014
  167. Dan  December 14, 2014
  168. jack  December 14, 2014
  169. ian  December 14, 2014
  170. randy  December 14, 2014
  171. herbert  December 14, 2014
  172. clifford  December 14, 2014
  173. Troy  December 15, 2014
  174. Fred  December 15, 2014
  175. eduardo  December 15, 2014
  176. Nelson  December 15, 2014
  177. Gordon  December 15, 2014
  178. clyde  December 15, 2014
  179. ronnie  December 16, 2014
  180. Brian  December 16, 2014
  181. Jon  December 16, 2014
  182. Martin  December 16, 2014
  183. Fred  December 16, 2014
  184. Jared  December 17, 2014
  185. johnny  December 17, 2014
  186. ernest  December 17, 2014
  187. james  December 17, 2014
  188. Gary  December 17, 2014
  189. Kent  December 17, 2014
  190. arturo  December 17, 2014
  191. Kirk  December 17, 2014
  192. luther  December 17, 2014
  193. Shannon  December 17, 2014
  194. leonard  December 17, 2014
  195. ken  December 18, 2014
  196. Isaac  December 18, 2014
  197. benjamin  December 18, 2014
  198. Isaac  December 19, 2014
  199. Matt  December 19, 2014
  200. Harvey  December 19, 2014
  201. enrique  December 19, 2014
  202. Ryan  December 19, 2014
  203. Luis  December 20, 2014
  204. joshua  December 20, 2014
  205. Maurice  December 20, 2014
  206. lance  December 20, 2014
  207. Ray  December 20, 2014
  208. Joshua  December 21, 2014
  209. Derek  December 21, 2014
  210. Willie  December 21, 2014
  211. Eddie  December 21, 2014
  212. guy  December 21, 2014
  213. casey  December 21, 2014
  214. harry  December 21, 2014
  215. dean  December 21, 2014
  216. Brad  December 21, 2014
  217. Johnny  December 21, 2014
  218. Lawrence  December 21, 2014
  219. sam  December 22, 2014
  220. anthony  December 22, 2014
  221. Micheal  December 22, 2014
  222. Benjamin  December 23, 2014
  223. virgil  December 23, 2014
  224. Christopher  December 23, 2014
  225. terry  December 23, 2014
  226. Bob  December 23, 2014
  227. howard  December 23, 2014
  228. ricky  December 23, 2014
  229. Herbert  December 23, 2014
  230. lee  December 23, 2014
  231. Kent  December 24, 2014
  232. Roy  December 24, 2014
  233. wallace  December 24, 2014
  234. brent  December 24, 2014
  235. Dana  December 24, 2014
  236. Eugene  December 24, 2014
  237. adam  December 24, 2014
  238. ken  December 25, 2014
  239. Daniel  December 25, 2014
  240. Julio  December 25, 2014
  241. Bradley  December 25, 2014
  242. bruce  December 25, 2014
  243. jon  December 25, 2014
  244. Mario  December 25, 2014
  245. Mark  December 25, 2014
  246. marion  December 25, 2014
  247. Ricardo  December 26, 2014
  248. philip  December 26, 2014
  249. luke  January 14, 2015
  250. Robert  January 14, 2015
  251. Derek  January 14, 2015
  252. Luther  January 14, 2015
  253. clarence  January 15, 2015
  254. corey  January 15, 2015
  255. lester  January 15, 2015
  256. Edgar  January 15, 2015
  257. wallace  January 15, 2015
  258. Dwayne  January 15, 2015
  259. Orlando  January 15, 2015
  260. Curtis  January 15, 2015
  261. manuel  January 15, 2015
  262. shawn  January 15, 2015
  263. Peter  January 15, 2015
  264. ronnie  January 16, 2015
  265. gerald  January 16, 2015
  266. evan  January 16, 2015
  267. fernando  January 16, 2015
  268. neil  January 16, 2015
  269. phillip  January 16, 2015
  270. Clyde  January 16, 2015
  271. Joel  January 16, 2015
  272. Stephen  January 17, 2015
  273. Alfonso  January 17, 2015
  274. louis  January 17, 2015
  275. rex  January 17, 2015
  276. Gene  January 17, 2015
  277. Tony  January 17, 2015
  278. phillip  January 17, 2015
  279. Sidney  January 17, 2015
  280. mathew  January 18, 2015
  281. Evan  January 18, 2015
  282. Marshall  January 18, 2015
  283. adrian  January 18, 2015
  284. neil  January 18, 2015
  285. Marion  January 18, 2015
  286. Max  January 18, 2015
  287. jimmy  January 18, 2015
  288. Clifford  January 18, 2015
  289. louis  January 18, 2015
  290. Alberto  January 19, 2015
  291. Juan  January 19, 2015
  292. Cameron  January 19, 2015
  293. dennis  January 19, 2015
  294. Jeremy  January 19, 2015
  295. John  January 19, 2015
  296. Wade  January 19, 2015
  297. Billy  January 19, 2015
  298. Brad  January 20, 2015
  299. Ross  January 20, 2015
  300. michael  January 20, 2015
  301. Javier  January 20, 2015
  302. Craig  January 20, 2015
  303. Earl  January 20, 2015
  304. armando  January 20, 2015
  305. sam  January 20, 2015
  306. Andy  January 21, 2015
  307. Martin  January 21, 2015
  308. calvin  January 21, 2015
  309. charlie  January 21, 2015
  310. Carlos  January 21, 2015
  311. Curtis  January 22, 2015
  312. byron  January 22, 2015
  313. johnnie  January 22, 2015
  314. Orlando  January 22, 2015
  315. aaron  January 22, 2015
  316. Jack  January 22, 2015
  317. Arturo  January 22, 2015
  318. michael  January 22, 2015
  319. leslie  January 22, 2015
  320. marshall  January 22, 2015
  321. Harvey  January 22, 2015
  322. Travis  January 22, 2015
  323. Nick  January 22, 2015
  324. Brent  January 23, 2015
  325. Raymond  January 23, 2015
  326. Brent  January 23, 2015
  327. Richard  January 23, 2015
  328. Kyle  January 23, 2015
  329. Travis  January 23, 2015
  330. kyle  January 24, 2015
  331. Mathew  January 24, 2015
  332. Philip  January 24, 2015
  333. Ernesto  January 24, 2015
  334. roy  January 24, 2015
  335. cameron  January 24, 2015
  336. Darryl  January 24, 2015
  337. leo  January 24, 2015
  338. jorge  January 24, 2015
  339. phillip  January 24, 2015
  340. ian  January 24, 2015
  341. Luke  January 24, 2015
  342. Bill  January 24, 2015
  343. alex  January 24, 2015
  344. elmer  January 24, 2015
  345. Edward  January 24, 2015
  346. franklin  January 24, 2015
  347. Mario  January 24, 2015
  348. clifford  January 24, 2015
  349. manuel  January 24, 2015
  350. Jorge  January 25, 2015
  351. Brandon  January 25, 2015
  352. marion  January 25, 2015
  353. gabriel  January 25, 2015
  354. tyler  January 25, 2015
  355. Duane  January 25, 2015
  356. Glenn  January 25, 2015
  357. frederick  January 25, 2015
  358. jackie  January 25, 2015
  359. corey  January 25, 2015
  360. Darryl  January 25, 2015
  361. Rafael  January 26, 2015
  362. homer  January 26, 2015
  363. louis  January 26, 2015
  364. morris  January 26, 2015
  365. Maurice  January 26, 2015
  366. Nathaniel  January 26, 2015
  367. rick  January 26, 2015
  368. Stanley  January 26, 2015
  369. Alexander  January 27, 2015
  370. Sidney  January 27, 2015
  371. Ronald  January 27, 2015
  372. leroy  January 27, 2015
  373. max  January 28, 2015
  374. jeff  January 28, 2015
  375. everett  January 29, 2015
  376. ricky  January 29, 2015
  377. Bill  January 29, 2015
  378. Leroy  January 29, 2015
  379. jon  January 29, 2015
  380. Joshua  January 29, 2015
  381. marion  January 29, 2015
  382. Darryl  January 30, 2015
  383. clayton  January 30, 2015
  384. Darryl  January 30, 2015
  385. Antonio  January 30, 2015
  386. Kirk  January 30, 2015
  387. Allen  January 30, 2015
  388. Darryl  January 30, 2015
  389. shawn  January 31, 2015
  390. ramon  January 31, 2015
  391. shane  January 31, 2015
  392. homer  January 31, 2015
  393. Jamie  February 1, 2015
  394. shannon  February 1, 2015
  395. tony  February 1, 2015
  396. Cory  February 1, 2015
  397. Jamie  February 1, 2015
  398. Larry  February 1, 2015
  399. bill  February 1, 2015
  400. theodore  February 2, 2015
  401. Matthew  February 2, 2015
  402. Clifton  February 2, 2015
  403. todd  February 2, 2015
  404. terry  February 2, 2015
  405. lance  February 3, 2015
  406. rex  February 3, 2015
  407. Neil  February 3, 2015
  408. Leroy  February 3, 2015
  409. Armando  February 3, 2015
  410. wallace  February 3, 2015
  411. Albert  February 3, 2015
  412. ian  February 3, 2015
  413. Peter  February 3, 2015
  414. Bryan  February 3, 2015
  415. nick  February 4, 2015
  416. seth  February 4, 2015
  417. Randall  February 4, 2015
  418. Ian  February 4, 2015
  419. Max  February 4, 2015
  420. Bobby  February 4, 2015
  421. Angelo  February 4, 2015
  422. peter  February 5, 2015
  423. Jonathan  February 5, 2015
  424. michael  February 5, 2015
  425. ronnie  February 5, 2015
  426. Scott  February 5, 2015
  427. charles  February 5, 2015
  428. george  February 5, 2015
  429. jeremiah  February 6, 2015
  430. gregory  February 6, 2015
  431. dean  February 6, 2015
  432. Perry  February 6, 2015
  433. Ben  February 6, 2015