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I have a member of my family with a user account that I am restricting,

I have already added loads of restrictions using the mmc.

What I want to know is, is it possible to set up a separate start menu for that user, with only certain programs available?

I know it is technically possible, because they do it at school.

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Since you haven't mentioned you Windows version, I assume that you use 7 or Vista. The start menu for a certain user is located at X:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu, while the one for all users is at X:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. You can place different shortcuts there, however it won't stop the user from directly starting an unwanted program directly from its installation folder, unless you prevent that.

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Thank you, now, i suppose that leaves the question - how do you block access to internal hard drives (I.E don't list them in my computer? – Liam W Jan 9 '12 at 16:26
    
You can limit access to specific partitions by right-clicking a partition in the Explorer and select Properties/Security. You can change read/write/listing permissions for each user there. I'm sure you could also hide them via a group policy (and also only allow certain programs to be run), but I'm not familiar with that. – Lennart Jan 9 '12 at 17:06
    
@Liam-W If you want to hide a specific drive letter for a user you can do that. You can also completely disable access to the drive letter too. Follow this tutorial here: link If you cannot figure out how to find the hex values (which I couldn't) follow this post here: link It may look complex but I can assure you it is really easy to follow step by step! – Radical924 Jan 26 '15 at 22:45

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