Disabling browsing issue help needed

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Hi folks!

I have several computers that have internet access. I would like to have internet access on the computer, but I would like to have browsing disabled.

This needs to be disabled in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

I have entered a fake proxy server in both browsers and that worked perfectly until the users figured it out and were able to remove the fake proxy settings.

How can people access internet in a computer just to receive emails, but disable the browsing so that they won't be able to browse the internet?

The solution should be one, that requests administrators permission to change.

Thanks in advance.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #79236

Disabling browsing issue help needed

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Hello!
 
I'm Phillip.
 
Now your idea was good but you missed a step so that users can't change the proxy settings in your browser. Here's how to do it:
 
For Internet Explorer:
 
  1. Go to Start then Run.
  2. In Run type in gpedit.msc. This will open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. In the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to User Configuration then Administrative Template and then Windows Component.
  4. Select Internet Explorer and double click Disable Changing Proxy Settings and set it to Enabled.
 
For Firefox:
 
It gets tricky
 
  1. Create a text file and put this: //lockPref("network.proxy.type", 0.
  2. Save it as mozilla.cfg in the installation directory of your Firefox, with the Firefox executable.
  3. Create a file local-settings.js in the default/pref folder.
  4. Put this inside pref ("general.config.obscure_value", 0); pref ("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg");
  5. Restart your Firefox.
 
Hope that helps.
Answered By 0 points N/A #79237

Disabling browsing issue help needed

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Hi!
 
You can change user permission from the Administrator account. You can also disable your browsers from the control panel. The user will just receive their email but not able to do browsing.
 
Have a nice day!

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