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    login for one thing

    ok i got a question i need to create a login that does nothing on it thats the easy bit i can do that but what i do need is a way that when it is logged into it opens a browser goes to one website with no access to address bar or buttons i hope you can help it just i have stopped teachers logging on students to more than one machine and they wont do it. so n breif best way to create a locked down account which opens a website with no toolbars and take away the ability to readd the toolbars. just for intrest this is for new online testing they have got to be pre logged in as they log into the tests. It would be even better to take away the ability to close the brouser as well.

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    Re: login for one thin

    You want a kiosk mode with internet explorer or another program set as the default shell. Those are the kinds of things you want to be doing a search on.

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    Re: login for one thing

    Running the following command will put IE into kiosk mode (eg. Fullscreen, no status bar, no toolbar, nothing)

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    iexplore -k http://www.example.com/
    You could craft a (batch/vb) script that will loop this if IE crashes or someone hits Alt+F4.

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    Re: login for one thing

    Or if you want a permanent solution you could try a product such as Sitekiosk - www.sitekiosk.de its a very good program, I highly recomend it.

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    Re: login for one thing

    You can enable kiosk mode and remove the toolbars/buttons using group policy.

    If you then set IE as the shell (also possible via GPO), if the luser closes the browser it will log them off

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    Re: login for one thing

    i like that idea what i have done is created a account with one shortcut and this is ie in kiosk mode and to the site they need all other shortcuts are removed so if the do shut it down it opens at the site again when shortcut is clicked. got to test it some more tomorrow

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    Re: login for one thing

    We use AB Tutor to lock down PCs to only run one app. Can do the same with websites too (all apps off too) - lock down to <bbc bitesize>/<mock exam> for examlpe then load that page in the brower for all those PCs from the teachers desk.

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