Faronics WINSelect Product Specs

Version 8.0

System Requirements
Faronics WINSelect works with computers running Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit), and Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit). Supported programs include Microsoft Office 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013; Internet Explorer up to version 10.0; and Mozilla Firefox up to version 19. Information on the Faronics Core system requirements can be found in the Faronics Core user guide.


Enterprise Control

  • Deploy and manage WINSelect directly from Faronics Core
  • Schedule WINSelect restriction times and levels
  • Command Line Interface support for workstation management
  • Schedule, execute, and configure tasks and settings via groups
  • Apply configuration changes without workstation logoff
  • Remotely scan machines and select programs to allow and block
  • Seamless integration with Faronics Deep Freeze allowing configuration and activation settings to be changed without reboot or thawing the workstation

Kiosk Options

  • Automatically launch predetermined applications upon startup
  • Block access to specific menu items and hot-key combinations
  • Restrict access to any application on the workstation

Microsoft Office Application Functionality

  • Prevent the use of Visual Basic for Applications and prevent access to VBA through Microsoft Office
  • Prevent macro shortcuts within Microsoft Office programs
  • Disable tools/add-in menu items to prevent users from enabling/disabling Microsoft Office add-in programs
  • Disable the Web toolbar within Microsoft Office
  • Disable the Detect and Repair option from the Help menu

Session Timer Settings

  • Create time-limited user sessions with a countdown timer on screen
  • Decide if users have the option to extend session limits
  • Create multiple time segments with reference codes for user input

Control Panel and Desktop Restrictions

  • Restrict access to user accounts
  • Prevent right-clicks on desktop icons or hide them completely

Windows Explorer Restrictions

  • Prevent drag and drop functionality
  • Prevent delete, rename, and folder creation
  • Restrict access to UNC path

Regulate Start Button Functionality

  • Hide the Start Button or disable right-click functionality
  • Customize options available in Start Menu
  • Force the Classic style Start Menu to remove Control Panel, Printer, and Network Settings from menu option

Internet Explorer Restrictions

  • Control which features and options are available within Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox
  • Prevent right-clicks within the browser
  • Prevent users from changing the default homepage
  • Prevent Microsoft Office from being launched via the execution of Office application files
  • Provide all KIOSK mode options
  • Create a list of allowed or restricted web sites by domain name, IP address, or range of IP addresses and domain names
  • Prevent users from using the address bar to access files

Open, Save, and Print Options

  • Control read access with option to block saving data to the Hard Drive, Floppy Drive, CD, DVD and USB devices
  • Control or block network and web-based data storage
  • Restrict opening and saving of files with specific file extensions
  • Restrict user access to specific printers
  • Restrict the number of pages a user can print

Active Directory Template Integration

  • Import ADM templates for Active Directory to control Microsoft
  • Import Microsoft Vista GPO’s to control workstation functions

WINSelect Templates

  • Export all configurations into a secure file
  • Use template files to easily deploy standard settings to multiple workstations