How to allow users to run only specific programs in Windows 7?
There are times or instances where you, as the administrator of a network or group of machines, want the users to be able to run only specified programs. There are plenty of reasons for doing this and a few methods of achieving it.
One of those methods is built right into Microsoft Windows 7 with the Group Policy Editor. This tool is powerful and offers numerous features including the ability to limit programs that a user is able to run.
Follow these steps to know how it actually works. Here’s how you can:
- Click on the Start button and enter gpedit.msc into the search box and then press Enter on your keyboard.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, System and then click on System.
- Under Setting, double click on Run only specified Windows applications.
- Select the radio button next to Enabled, and then under the Options section click on the Show button.
- A Show Contents dialog comes up where you can type in the apps you want to allow users to run.
- When finished with the list, click OK and then click ‘OK’ again to close the Run only specified Windows applications Window.
- Close the Local ‘Group Policy Editor Window’.
The above-mentioned steps will certainly help you through the process of allowing users to run only specific programs in Windows 7. You can further comprehend these steps in a better way by going through our video solution that is given right below here.