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Old 04-03-2005, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can't configure the internet for a guest account on WinXP

This isn't my problem but my sister's. It seems that she has had it with people in the household getting on her account in XP to look on the internet and they look through her personal folders. She hasn't been able to give everyone else guest accounts because Juno doesn't connect on anything but an administrative account (from what she tells me). Is there a way she can configure this so she can prevent people off her personal files while still letting the other morons in the household access to their share of porn and fluff news?

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Set them up as a limited user.

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Old 04-04-2005, 08:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What exactly is the problem with guest accounts? Juno doesn't show up at all, it gives an error when trying to connect?
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You can use the group edit policies (gpedit.?) but I believe that is XP PRO only.

I suggest looking for some third party software to lock them out, or switching from Juno.

Also, if you keep the things in my documents you can lock the my documents folder
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You can create another Administrator account and use the policy editor to block them out of the mydocs folder. It may even work with a simple (right click)My Docs -> Properties -> Sharing -> check m"Make this private." Juno starts up all sorts of adware when it loads, probably why it won't run on limited accounts.

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