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Solved Limiting user access to a single directory.


116077

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#1
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Ubuntu 13.04
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP DM4-1160US
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 M460 2.53GHz
    Memory
    4 GB DDRIII
    Browser
    Firefox
#2
The best I could find were commercial programs which are not free.

Couldn't you just hide the mouse & keyboard & let the show run. ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
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    Avast Internet Security

116077

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#3
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!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Ubuntu 13.04
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP DM4-1160US
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 M460 2.53GHz
    Memory
    4 GB DDRIII
    Browser
    Firefox

pcRat

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#4
Please don't be afraid to share the secret to your success to help others in the future.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-3770K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" 24"
    Hard Drives
    1 TB WD
    PSU
    550w