What is Alternate Configuration?

Alternate Configuration is useful if you use the same computer on more than one network and at least one of the networks does not have a DHCP server, for example, laptop users can use Alternate Configuration to automatically assign IP addresses on both office and home networks without having to manually reconfigure the TCP/IP settings.

Alternate Configuration provides two methods of automatically assigning an IP address: user configured Alternate Configuration, and APIPA.

User configured Alternate Configuration provides more detailed parameters than APIPA. If you need a specific IP address and subnet mask for a client, or access to a default gateway, a DNS server, or a WINS server, you should use user configured Alternate Configuration supply the required information.

If you’re happy with a reserved IP address in the 169.254.0.1 to 169.254.255.254 range and you don’t need access to a default gateway, a DNS server or a WINS server, then you can use APIPA.

How to Prevent access to CMD , Run and …

Group Policy Editor

Disable RUN:

User Conf / Admin Template / Start Menu and taskbar / remove run from start menu

Disable CMD:

User Conf / Admin Template / System / Prevent access to the command prompt

Disable Registry Editor:

User Conf / Admin Template / System / Prevent access to the Registry Editor

Disable General Tab:

User Conf / Windows Component / Internet Explorer / Internet Control panel / disable the General page

Disable Connection Tab:

User Conf / Windows Component / Internet Explorer / Internet Control panel / disable the Connection page