I want to set up a particular user account on a WinXP Pro computer (not part of adomain) who's start menu only has a web browser and the Log Off / Turn Off Computer buttons. I played around with gpedit.msc but everything I did there seemed to apply to all the users. Can this be done?
The Group Policies in Registry is a solution for you. Using policies you can disable nearly everything for the particular user. The link is for Win 2k, but the layout and semantics are the same for XP. XP has a bit more options to disable, though.