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Limiting user access to a single directory.

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    Posts : 2
    Ubuntu 13.04

    Limiting user access to a single directory.


    Hi. I'm going to have to do a bit of explaining on this one. I have a new Samsung AIO PC running Windows 8 (home, not pro). It's purpose in life is to be mounted on a wall to display a full screen picture slide show. The pictures are all currently stored in "Public\Desktop\Pictures". I need to limit the user account to only be able to access this folder and to not be allowed to execute any programs other than the slide show app. The goal here is for this computer to display honeymoon pictures for guests at a hotel/resort in my area. We don't want passers-by to be able to use the machine for anything other than to view these photos. I realize that some of this would probably be easier with Windows 8 Pro (gpedit), but I'm hoping there is a way to do this with what I have here. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    The best I could find were commercial programs which are not free.

    Couldn't you just hide the mouse & keyboard & let the show run. ?
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    Posts : 2
    Ubuntu 13.04


    Thank you for responding. I didn't realize but they actually bought a Windows 8 Pro upgrade key. So I was able to set some group policies to limit the system as much as possible. It turned out smoother than I expected in the end. I appreciate you looking into it though. I'll mark as solved. Cheers!
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    Please don't be afraid to share the secret to your success to help others in the future.
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Limiting user access to a single directory.
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