Want Windows 7 Users To Run Specific Applications?

There should be an image here!Similar to previous versions of Windows, you can configure Windows 7 so logged on users are only permitted to run specific applications, which is particularly useful for public or shared computers. The steps to accomplish this are described below:

Note: The following steps do not apply to Windows Home.

  1. Open the Group Policy Editor by clicking Start and typing gpedit.msc in the Search field. Press Enter.
  2. Navigate to the following location: User Configuration | Administrative Templates | System.
  3. In the Details pane, double click Run only specified Windows applications.
  4. Click Show. From the window that appears, add the executable file name for each application you want logged on users to be allowed to execute.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK to close the remaining window.

Once you’ve completed the steps above, logged on users are only permitted to run those applications you listed in Step 4. If a user attempts to launch an application not on the list, they will receive a message instead indicating that they are not permitted to run the application due to restrictions.

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