Here’s a collection of things I wish every admins should do. In order to prevent the abuse of resources in the computer. Resources like programs and files.
This is just a collection of links and tips. Containing things that I hope admins should do.
Uninstall all browsers – I believe that browsers is the only gateway to exploring websites. One can learn a lot from different websites, but it can also make a person unproductive. Uninstalling all browsers could limit what a user could do to the computer.
Prevent installation of programs – I went a bit overboard on the first one. If you just need to prevent users from using certain programs installed on the computer. Then this tip will help a lot.
Use group policy editor– This one is the ultimate tweaking tool for all admins. You can control or limit what different users could do with the computer. I’m particularly referring to the administrative templates.
Block websites using host file– If there is a need to have a browser installed on the computer. Then they can always use a host file to block websites from being accessed. (Facebook I’m looking at you).
Prevent downloads– Preventing downloads is another thing. Downloading consumes a considerable amount of bandwidth. Especially if the sites the user is downloading from doesn’t cap the maximum download speed allowed for each user accessing the site.
Open DNS– Open DNS can be used to prevent access to websites. Access prevention can be based on categories like social networking, blogs, etc. Which means you can block multiple sites at once by selecting categories.