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I have a friend that owns a cafe that has some public computers and he asked if I knew how to stop the guest account from running applications and accessing control panel and hide the hard drive.

Is there an application I can use to do this?

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You can use Group Policy for this. To open it, open run (Windows Key + R) and type gpedit.msc.

You can then edit settings related to users or on a system wide level. This will get you started.


Alternatively if you want something easier to use, you can use Windows SteadyState. However I'm yet to find a download link (I've found a few, but not from reputable sources) as Microsoft axed the application on Dec 31, 2010.

Update: Download link is here. Click Direct download link (its below the large green download button) if you'd rather not install CNet's download application.

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