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Lock Down IE to a single website RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is it possible to lock down IE to only use a single website? I'm setting up a PC to be used a kiosk machine in a public area to point at the customer's public website and the customer does not want facebook, twitter, porno.com or any other site to be available to the public.

    So far, I've tried:

    1. Using a proxy of 127.0.0.1 and adding an exception for the customer's website.
    2. Using content advisor to only allow a single site. Oddly enough the "Always Allow website\webpage" still asks for a password prompt when used.
    3. Using firewall rules to block traffic to all sites by configuring an allow rule for http/https to my customer's site IP and then using a deny rule for all other outbound http/s traffic - just didn't work.

    The problem with 1 & 2 is that the customer's website is large (around 35 pages) and there are links on many of the pages to facebook, youtube, twitter, google analytics and a few other. The customer wants their youtube content to be viewable, but not watch other videos - I can't see a way of doing it, but thought I'd ask....

    Thanks


    IT Support/Everything

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:13 AM

Answers

  • Hi Lu,

    Thanks for your input.

     After doing a couple of days of extensive testing, I can safely say that this is not possible out of the box. I think custom software or an intelligent firewall with content filter would be the way forward here.

    thanks


    IT Support/Everything

    • Marked as answer by Aetius2012 Monday, December 1, 2014 8:53 AM
    Monday, December 1, 2014 8:53 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I made al penty of research but still doesn't find a effective method to achieve your goals,these methods are similar with you mentioned.

    I would keep make researchwith this problem,If there is any progress, I would post here.


    Roger Lu
    TechNet Community Support

    Sunday, November 30, 2014 2:05 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Lu,

    Thanks for your input.

     After doing a couple of days of extensive testing, I can safely say that this is not possible out of the box. I think custom software or an intelligent firewall with content filter would be the way forward here.

    thanks


    IT Support/Everything

    • Marked as answer by Aetius2012 Monday, December 1, 2014 8:53 AM
    Monday, December 1, 2014 8:53 AM