If you may want to protect files and folders or limit access to some programs by users permanently or for a time period, you may be able to achieve this using Group Policies and Domain Policies. there is are
One example of a third party software that can help with this is Access Administrator Pro (http://www.softheap.com/acadmpro.html) which enables you to deny access to certain files and folders, or to hide them securely from viewing and searching.
It provides an easy-to-use user interface to allocate access to the files and folders for your users based on predefined schedules. Each user can have his own list of allowed and disallowed files, folders and programs within a certain time frame.
• In a business office you can disable IE or other Internet browser and games during business hours.
• User "John" can only use Microsoft Office and Excel from 9:00 AM till 17:00 PM , but he can also play his games and see pictures after 17:00 PM. But user "admin" can have access to all files and programs at all times.
• In school labs, you can define certain periods for students to have access to the Internet, games and other programs based on the user names.
Article ID: 137