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Old 05-16-2008, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im in college and my roommates are cause for lots of bad things with my computer.
Is there a way to limit their users access so they can only use firefox and the internet and not change, uninstall, install, or download anything?

I remember back in grade-school a teachers aide had the computers set up so whenever someone who wasn't the administrator tried do do almost anything, and password prompt came up.

Something along those lines.

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Old 05-16-2008, 03:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Make their accoutn a Limited Account. That will prevent them from installing or unisntalling anything. It will also prevent downloads. You would have to find a Group Policy to enforce Firefox though.

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Default Re: How can I restrict computer access?

If it is windows xp professional edit the local group policy you can make it do what ever you want. Just a lot of reading the functions of each option. If you do not have XP Pro use a limited account but thats very weak.
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I have windows xp proffesional
where is this local group policy located
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Start>run>gpedit.msc

That will bring up the GPO.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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how can i do it so it just affects their user and not mine, and how can i turn off the settings 'on the go' with just entering a fast password. is there anyway to do these things?
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Well they would have to be on limited accounts and you would have to be the Admin account.

To turn it off on the go i dont think there is a way. You would have to grant them access via the Admin account.
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i tried that and it applied the same changes to my account
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If you made changes to the Limited Accounts it should not affect the Admin account.
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