You may want to restrict access to the control panel and only allow administrative access. This is a very good idea if your children use an account or if you set up a computer in an office for an employee. Learn how to disable the control panel in this guide.
Archive for the ‘Windows Vista Security’ Category
Disable Control Panel Access in Windows Vista/XP
Disable Add/Remove Programs Access in Windows Vista/XP
This guide will help you remove the Add/Remove Programs option from the Control Panel. This is not a fool proof method, but deters most users from accessing this list.
Disable Right Click in Windows Vista/XP
You may not want users to have access to the right click menu. This can be useful when you don’t want people editing the start menu. There are workarounds for not having the right click button, but this will deter most users. In this guide you’ll learn how to disable right clicking in Windows.
Disable Task Manager Access in Windows Vista/XP
Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and then selecting Task Manager will load the Task Manager in Windows XP or Vista. Access to the task manager allows a user to do many things including making the system unstable or accessing other controls you may not want them to have. In this guide you’ll learn how to disable Task Manager in Windows XP or Vista.
Windows Guides Security and Administration Series
For the next two weeks, I’m going to run a series of guides that will help you get on top of security and administration for your computer.
Do others use your computer and have their own logins? Do you work at a school, small business, or other organization with computers? If you do, this series if definitely for you. If you don’t, I’m sure you’ll learn some cool tricks from this series.
Make User Account Control (UAC) Stop Blacking Out the Screen
Have you noticed that when Windows Vista prompts you to allow a program to take action, that the screen blacks out? This is to show you that you are moving to an elevated desktop – where you will allow the program to continue. This can be annoying but you can disable this feature.