How to change the shell from explorer.exe to custum shell for users and not administrator


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crookj

Looking to change the default shell explorer.exe with a custom exe
file only for the 2 local users i have on the machine and want to
leave the administrator account with the normal shell.. can someone
please explain step by step on how to do this..... The issue is
that i have to remote uses connecting to this machine and i only want
them to have access to 1 program and not windows. Thanks for any help
i receive.

Jay C
 
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Dave Patrick

You can set the Reg_Sz string value of;
"Shell"="Explorer.exe"
to the full path of the program you wish to start by default. found at
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

For example to start the command interpreter;
"Shell"="C:\winnt\system32\cmd.exe"

You may be able to define this per user at;
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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marinema6

You can set the Reg_Sz string value of;
"Shell"="Explorer.exe"
to the full path of the program you wish to start by default. found at
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

For example to start the command interpreter;
"Shell"="C:\winnt\system32\cmd.exe"

You may be able to define this per user at;
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]http://www.microsoft.com/protect

Looking to change the default shell explorer.exe with a custom exe
file only for the 2 local users i have on the machine and want to
leave the administrator account with the normal shell.. can someone
please explain step by step on how to do this..... The issue is
that i have to remote uses connecting to this machine and i only want
them to have access to 1 program and not windows. Thanks for any help
i receive.
Thanks for the help.. That worked out great.

Jay C
 
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Hi Dave,
it isnice to have a such solition . what i want to ask is:

I developed an applicatiın in Java will run on Fujitsi LIFEBOOK T580 Tablet PC. I want Java application to load from a .bat file when Tablet PC boots automatically like Banks ATMs. I set it into msconfig startup but until XP default shell Explorer.exe loads if any user touch on tablet pc screen then my application loading break.

Can i set my app.bat default Shell instead of Explorer.exe like you said cmd.exe ?
Its extension must be .exe? it cant be .bat?

thanks.

On Jun 20, 12:18 am, "Dave Patrick"
<[email protected]>
wrote:
> You can set the Reg_Sz string value of;
> "Shell"="Explorer.exe"
> to the full path of the program you wish to start by default. found at
> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
>
> For example to start the command interpreter;
> "Shell"="C:\winnt\system32\cmd.exe"
>
> You may be able to define this per user at;
> HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Looking to change the default shell explorer.exe with a custom exe
> > file only for the 2 local users i have on the machine and want to
> > leave the administrator account with the normal shell.. can someone
> > please explain step by step on how to do this..... The issue is
> > that i have to remote uses connecting to this machine and i only want
> > them to have access to 1 program and not windows. Thanks for any help
> > i receive.
>
> > Jay C


Thanks for the help.. That worked out great.

Jay C
 

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