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Windows XP: Security

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We have a number of stand-alone (ie non-networked) machines running Windows XP in an open access centre.

We need to be able to let visitors use Microsoft Office XP and other programs, but want all of us on the staff to be able to protect our own documents and data files, as well as the system files, from being tampered with.

My plan is to have one Administrator login, eight separate staff logins and one common login for all guests (there may be hundreds of guests).

I plan to let the guests use ‘My Documents’, ‘My Pictures’ and ‘My everything else’, while staff have a new folder called ‘Documents’ with named sub-folders, sub-sub folders etc.

(a) Is this a sensible way of doing it?

(b) How do we protect our files?

Have studied XP’s Help on this for hours and not been able to see a clear and direct picture of what to do or even a clear explanation of the various different ways on offer.

I would like the answer to be given in the simplest and most explicit terms please.

Regards, GeoffO

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