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    Is it possible to have the monitor, on the local HS machine, only have web page type access to HS without allowing the user to log-in to Windows? In other words I would like a user, who is not logged-in to Windows(therefore has no access to the local computer that HS is installed on) to still see my custom HS web pages and navigate as he would on a remote machine. Is this somehow possible? If "yes" how?

    Thanks,
    BobSpen

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    How would a user bring up the browser if they can't log onto the sytem or am I missing the point?
    -Rupp
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      Some HSTouch type application running with a locked down 2nd monitor, and a locked screen on the primary monitor might do the trick. With the web browser on a windoze machine, you can navigate with whatever power is available by the logged-in user, and on the local HS machine, that's often quite a bit more than you'd like.

      You can also run HS as a service, and configure some tightly locked down local login account to access the local network and browse your system that way.

      I don't see a simple solution with the limited information, since as Rupp says, the browser being up pretty much means the system has been logged into.

      I think you might be asking about a kiosk mode, and if so, the 2nd monitor idea with the 2nd monitor being in kiosk mode running through a 2nd login with highly reduced credentials might do it. You'll want to lock down local logins to require a login for changing things or they'll be able to cause all kinds of havoc...
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rupp View Post
        How would a user bring up the browser if they can't log onto the sytem or am I missing the point?
        I'm trying to get the same level of security on the "Local" computer, running HS, that I would have, on that "Local" box, if the only access to it was thru the network from another machine using a webbrowser(ie no ability to tamper with anything in the "Local" box). I just don't want to have to install a second computer, network connected, next to the "Local" computer!
        Make sense?
        BobSpen

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        • #5
          Originally posted by huggy_d1 View Post
          Some HSTouch type application running with a locked down 2nd monitor, and a locked screen on the primary monitor might do the trick. With the web browser on a windoze machine, you can navigate with whatever power is available by the logged-in user, and on the local HS machine, that's often quite a bit more than you'd like.

          You can also run HS as a service, and configure some tightly locked down local login account to access the local network and browse your system that way.

          I don't see a simple solution with the limited information, since as Rupp says, the browser being up pretty much means the system has been logged into.

          I think you might be asking about a kiosk mode, and if so, the 2nd monitor idea with the 2nd monitor being in kiosk mode running through a 2nd login with highly reduced credentials might do it. You'll want to lock down local logins to require a login for changing things or they'll be able to cause all kinds of havoc...
          Thanks for the thoughts. I thought there might be some simple way, but seems not so. Even providing a logged in user the ability to open a browser would also allow that user some ability to mess with files, it seems, so maybe there is no way to do what I am asking??????

          Thanks,
          BobSpen

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          • #6
            No easy way that I'm aware of.
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