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    Internet Explorer 8 - Lockdown

    I would like to lock-down internet explorer so a user cannot go to any other site other than the one that I want to allow. No search bar, no menu, no address bar,etc. Is this possible.

    I would also like to make this a separate icon other than explorer.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    John

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    Windows Steady State may do what you want (as described here).

    Download it here

    There are some pretty big caveats however:

    • It's no longer supported or available from Microsoft.
    • You have to download it from a 3rd party such as cnet.com above. Be careful sourcing it from elsewhere in case the download has been hijacked.
    • It's not compatible with Win7.
    • It doesn't configure IE8 menus, you'll need to do that yourself.
    • It doesn't stop the machine being booted from a Linux Live CD, and from that being able to do anything the user wants.

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    About as close as you can come with standard IE is How to use Kiosk Mode in IE. NOTE: the are still keyboard combinations that can get around the kiosk limitations.

    Joe

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    This Kiosk mode may actually work. I need to be able to open 3 separate instances of explorer going to three separate urls. I tried making a batch file, but it would not run, so I may have missed a step in creating the batch file. This would be 3 separate batch files, not all in the same batch.

    Edit - Maybe not, you can hit ctrl L and go anywhere on the web. So unless there is a way to control the Crtl keys, this will not work.

    John
    Last edited by johnmac78; 2011-06-01 at 22:25.

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