The Restricted Workbench allows system administrators to restrict the functionality of the user's workstation to a set of applications and OS services configured by the system administrator; in essence creating a managed client. Target deployments include centrally managed clients such as bank branch teller terminals and retail point of sales devices as well as customer facing kiosks such as ATMs.
The Restricted Workbench supports only Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation, Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop, and Windows XP.
The fundamental behavior of the Restricted Workbench is the same across platforms.
The key components to both implementations of the Restricted Workbench are:
Parent topic: Using the Restricted Workbench
- Code to pin down the workbench window by removing borders and isolating the window to the bottom of the z-order
- Code that blocks keystrokes to prevent a user from circumventing the Restricted Workbench
- Installing scripts, registry updates, policy files and other install pieces that are executed by the Lockdown Feature Install Handler and are also part of the Restricted Workbench
- The Restricted Workbench and the rcplauncher process work together to determine the nature of workbench close events so that the user is not left with an empty desktop while the Lotus® Expeditor Workbench is restricted.