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What limits Windows 7 x64 machines to <=192GB RAM?

I know motherboards, BIOS, etc may set upper limits on how much RAM we can install or use on individual machines. However, what defines the maximum RAM for Windows 7 x64? Is that a fundamental ...
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How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7?

I need to hide the D: drive for specified users on Windows 7. How can I do that?
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How can I make it as difficult as possible to connect to the Internet from my “work computer”?

I can't work. I need to work. But I'm here and on dozens of other sites. I read Paul Graham's essay about "Disconnecting Distractions" and this is actually something I tried before - using my other ...
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How can I restrict the amount of time I spend on particular websites?

Is there any way I can set time restrictions for certain websites? I want to set a time limit of two hours a day for facebook. I think a lot of time at my home is lost to facebook. After the time is ...
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Is there any way to bypass ISP-based redirection of webpages after credit finished?

My ISP has different Internet plans and some of them are limited traffic and once the monthly traffic has reached, any webpages will be redirected to a specific IP address showing that the credit has ...
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Can I restrict users from design view in Access 2003?

Can I prevent users from opening an access 2003 database in design view? I don't want others to be able to change structure of the tables, just add change or delete the records within the table.
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Restricting table cell resizing in Word

Is it possible to restrict users from resizing the cells of a table in protected documents in MS Word 2010? I want to restrict them from making any changes to the layout of the table (or, at least, to ...
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Can we lock the computer apps so only browser can be used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get Linux into 'Party/Kiosk-Mode' like status? People can go on http://www.example.com using Firefox - and I will max the screen. I don't want them to navg ...
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Software to completely restrict Internet Access?

I need to completely restrict Internet browsing in one computer with Windows XP installed. I have read many methods which imply editing the hosts file, using Internet Explorer filters, etc. The ...
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Lock down Windows 8 to run only one app

I am looking to lock down/restrict a Windows 8 tablet to run only one app. The tablet will be used as a remote control for a networked audio system (via a dedicated wifi network with no internet ...
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Format restrictions for cell in Excel

I want a cell to only have a specified format, e.g. "01-02-03", meaning "double digit dash double digit dash double digit". I a user tries to enter something into the cell, an error should occurr ...
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restrict access for user to several directories

I'm looking for a possibility to restrict access of a user to his homedirectory and some several other folders with data. /home/user1, /data/media to realize that is not a big deal, but how can I ...
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Is it possible to create a user without internet access on Win 8 (no parental controls)

I want to create a user on a Windows 8 System that has no internet access. I do not want to monitor access or block some some sites / ports. I want the complete internet to be deactivated for said ...
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How to block applications from running from removable drive

Is it possible to block .exe, .com, .bat files from being executed from removable disks? We would need to do this on Windows XP and Windows 7 computers. We would only need to do this on certain ...
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How would I specify specific start menu items for a certain user?

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 ...
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How do I restrict certain sites in IE?

Is there a way to restrict access from certain sites so that IE can't access ? I would like a solution that doesn't need installing a third party program to do so. Either something in IE or some ...
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Network Problems of Ethernet? [closed]

At a school I used to attend, we were told by our instructors that connecting our laptops to the network via ethernet was against their computer use policy, and apparently resulted in some tech person ...
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Limit a user to VI and Tail

I'm running a server on centos 6.0 and I'm looking for a way to limit ssh access of one user to only tail and vi and only in their home folder. I found some guidelines to the home folder part but ...
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Edit restriction in Microsoft Onenote

I have multiple notebooks shared within my team. However, I want one of the notebook/page, to be restricted. Other team members should not have the access the edit a specified notebook/page. They ...
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Mount only specific USB stick

I am trying to configure a Linux (Ubuntu 14.10) so that it will only mount a specific USB stick from one specific USB port. Can someone point me into the right direction on how to do this? Thanks
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Limiting user privileges in an internet cafe setting

I am trying to set up a small internet cafe with 3 PCs. I want to make them secure and ensure that the users don't have full rights on the PC they are working on. For example, they shouldn't be able ...
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Custom ssh rules for user

I am running a git server on archlinux. Now I want to give a certain user access to a repository. So I created a user and set its home folder to the repository directory. Now i can checkout the ...
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Boot utilities for 3 TB hard drives

What hard disk/partitioning/GPT/cloning/etc. utilities are there to have on a bootable USB drive or CD/DVD, that can work with NTFS and other file systems, on hard drives greater than 2.1 TB?
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Alternatives to parental controls for Vista Business workgroup machine?

How can I restrict access to the internet and execution of files on a Vista Business machine? The computer is part of a workgroup.
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How can I set a RAM limit for a specific user in Linux?

How can I set a RAM limit for a specific user? I have tried editing the /etc/security/limits.conf file, and the RAM limits there, but I still see a users process exceeding the limit set. I know that ...
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Looking for a Software to harden Windows machines

I'm a network administrator of a small/medium network. I'm looking for a software (Free or Not) which can harden Windows Computers (XP And Win7) for the propose of hardening standalone desktop ...
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Need to restrict access to my printer, my kids prints lots of stuff, although some are just long pages?

I'm looking for way to stop my kid from using up tons of paper and ink. He prints picture from google images. He only prints stuff while I'm on my computer, so I guess if I could preview all stuff ...
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How to allow access to web only through proxy?

I have a Linux machine kernel 3.7.0 with Squid proxy server and a direct Internet connection. Browsers and Squid reside on the same machine. Is it possible to allow access to web only through Squid? ...
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Sending *.exe by changing extension failed

I know you can send .exe through email by changing their extension. I've been using this often. But strange thing happen when I tried to send this specific ".exe" file. It failed!! It's this ...
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Windows XP alt-tab: How to restrict options to certain applications, in certain order and exclude others?

In Windows XP, Alt-tab keypress sequence to select applications, how can I ensure that certain applications always appear, in a certain order, with others always excluded? Background for asking is ...
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Setting up dual monitors (limited access)

I'm on a school computer, therefore I have no access to the registry and the control panel. I have managed to get CMD open, however. I also have limited abilities when installing software (I can ...
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Problem: Restrictions in effect on computer. Asking me to contact my system administrator

This started happening when I had to restart my computer for an exam so I can get it working faster. When I rebooted it, it stopped giving me the option to do alt-F4 to be able to shut down, hibernate,...
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Access restricted domain from server

I live outside the US, but have a server in the US to access domains which are limited to US citizens via ssh dynamic port forwarding. It is somewhat troublesome though, to always log into the server ...
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Restrict access to certain websites based on user in windows or chrome browser

I am trying to restrict access to websites for multiple schools at different locations. We are currently using windows 7 on most of our systems. And all our kids and staff have google apps for ...
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Restricting a process to access another process?

Sometimes my PC freezes, when UT2004.exe is running. Everytime this happens the event log's last entry is about an error occured in dwm.exe. Because this only happens, when running UT2004.exe, I ...
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Restrict static IPs (Only DHCP) on Debian Squeeze

How can i restrict access to the Internet for users with static IPs? Can i disable free dhcp leasing? I'm running Debian Squeeze with dnsmasq as dhcp server. All users has their own ip, mapped to mac....
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Website restriction at work with home laptop

I use the same laptop from home for work. When my adult children are suppose to help me at work, they are instead checking their emails, social sites, etc. How can I block all of that while on my work ...
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DD-WRT - VPN tunnel with access restrictions

I want to allow users to connect to my home network through my DD-WRT router using a VPN tunnel. I want the users to be able to access a specific IP on my local network freely (10.10.10.5). I dont ...
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Should we disable dmesg for non-administrative users?

As I can find in Mac OS X smarek:~ marekseberaold$ dmesg Unable to obtain kernel buffer: Operation not permitted usage: sudo dmesg Is this really important, to disable access to dmesg output for ...
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Restrict user to delete 1 folder, add/change/delete files in that folder

I want to limit delete of a particular folder in the user's home folder and to restrict any add/change/delete on files in that restricted directory. /home/myuser /home/myuser/_protected //no delete /...
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restricting access to volumes disk even for admin account windows

I am running windows 7 x64. I am sharing my PC with a brother who plays a lot of games and runs all kinds of questionable programs that might have trojans, etc. A lot of that software needs admin ...
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How to restrict apps for a user account?

I want to restrict one user account from accessing installed apps. Basically, I want to give him access to using notepad only. How can we do this? (Acer netbook with win xp home edition.)
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Restrict user from accessing any programs but one (win 10)

I'm running Windows 10 and I have two separate accounts, mine (Administrator) and user 2 (local account). I want to restrict user 2 from accessing any programs save for a web browser and np++. I ...
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Restrict local network to select IPs or MACs

I have a LAN to LAN connection between a primary router that has internet access and a secondary router used to extend the primary's wifi range The secondary router has DHCP disabled I was trying to ...
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Can I restrict VNC connections by SSH key or login ID?

I want to offer friends access to the X desktop on host "foo" for collaboration, but only at certain times; meanwhile, I want to access that desktop myself at any time. I have set up SSH port ...
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Hiding and sharing folders with multiple users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hiding folders from Specific Users Is there a way of hiding folders from people who can not access the folder? I only want each user to see the folders he/she can access. ...
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How to restrict access to certain folders or partititions for user accts on WinXP?

I want to pass down my older computer to my little brother but keep part of the hard drive as one of my places to save backups. I have the HDD partitioned into 3 partitions, and all my stuff is on ...
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TOR security in a static IP

At my work place i am provided with a static IP. WHere in many of the important sites are blocked for various reasons. Will accessing those sites using Tor browser get detected on the main server....?
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how to restrict specific cmd commands

I would like to know how to restrict a single (non-admin) user from using specific commands from command prompt. For example: dir should be allowed, but shutdown should be blocked. As a bonus, is this ...
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Forcing developers under limited Windows user accounts [closed]

I'm currently in negotiations with a company as to why a machine not on a domain network and with full admin privileges is necessary for developers to work fully. I'm looking for evidence to ...