Need Help Please to Restrict Users from Running Specific Applications
Can someone please help me, I would like to restrict users from running specific EXE (executable) applications (for an example calculator calc.exe or notepad.exe). I tried doing it through Regedit using the following keys on Windows XP:
""Open your registry and find the key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion \Policies\Explorer]
Create a new DWORD value and name it "DisallowRun" set the value to "1" to enable application restrictions or "0" to allow all applications to run.
Then create a new sub-key called [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun] and define the applications the are to be restricted. Creating a new string value for each application, named as consecutive numbers, and setting the value to the filename to be restricted (e.g. "notepad.exe").""
However when I try to create a New Sub Key called "DisallowRun" it sends back an error message telling me it cannot rename the Sub Key (it doesn't give me no more info in the error) but however in the same location I can create another new sub-key and call it anything I like but it just does not let me rename the folder to "DisallowRun". (I can create DWORD value and name it "DisallowRun" key but it does not like me creating a New Subkey and calling it "DisallowRun").
- Is there something that I am doing wrong in the regedit?
- Are there any other free programs that I can use to block certain applications?
- Are there any paid programs that I can try (free trial before I purchase it) excluding LANSchool, AB Tutor and etc?
- Are there any other ways I can block certain Applications?
Can someone please help me, thanks in advance.