Solved

Limit access to XP Pro

Posted on 2003-11-12
6
1,156 Views
Last Modified: 2010-09-12
Hello,
I was using my school computer yesterday, it was an xp Pro, and it required to login ... anyway, i was using it and it blocked me from getting access to the control panel, right click on the desktop (i tried to change the screen resolution, background...), and when i use IE, it wouldn't let me access to Tool > Internet Options, not even open a new browser (pressing control-N, or File>New>Window) ... Everytime I tried to access those options, it popup a message saying that i don't have permission to do so ...

Can someone show me how to set that up for my pc at home? i'm using xp-pro and it has 2 accounts: one for me (admin.), another for guest .  How do i limit the guest users from doing those (messing up the control panel, internet option setup, change resolution .... etc. ) ???  My cousin keep messing up my pc's setup (he can't install new software since he logged in as a guest, thanks god)

Is that a seperate software, or it's something built-in in xpPro?

Thanks a bunch ...
0
Comment
Question by:tlp560
6 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:Bilgates
ID: 9733051
Hey tlp560,
Go into control panel->Performance and Maintenace->Administrative tools->Computer management and in the tree view select "Local Users and Groups"->Users and make sure the guest account is just a member of the guest group.

In addition you can go in control panel->Performance and Maintenace->Administrative tools->Security Policy and root around in there and set some policies for guest.  I didn't see anything that would stop them from changing the resolution.  Good luck!
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Kenneniah
ID: 9733902
Go to Start|Run and type gpedit.msc
Look through the policys found under Administrative Templates in both User Configuration and Computer Configuration.
You can restrict just about anything from there.
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Kenneniah
ID: 9734001
And to not have the policies apply to you.....
HOW TO: Apply Local Policies to all Users Except Administrators on Windows 2000 in a Workgroup Setting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;293655

It's for Windows 2000 but I believe it works for XP as well.
0
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:tlp560
ID: 9739086
hello, i tried last night, but none of the solutions work for me ... Can't find Maintenace->Administrative tools->Computer management and in the tree view select "Local Users and Groups"-> in my pc ...

and command promp Start>Run>gpedit.msc isn't working on my xpPro , but works on win2k ... ...
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
Kenneniah earned 50 total points
ID: 9740511
For Computer Management, either right-click on My Computer and select Manage, or do Start|Run compmgmt.msc

On the gpedit side, when you say it doesn't work, do you mean it can't find the file? It's usually in C:\Windows\System32
Try browsing there in explorer and doubleclicking on gpedt instead.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Lasareath
ID: 33657313
When in gpedit how do I remove access to manage?

And Is it possible to block access to gpedit?

I guess maybe I can find the gpedit executible and rename it?

0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Memory (kernel) dump BSOD's 2X per week: Why? 40 150
Windows XP on Acer Aspire One 49 181
Backup Windows XP system 9 128
Windows print sharing 1 70
It is only natural that we all want our PCs to be in good working order, improved system performance, so that is exactly how programs are advertised to entice. They say things like:            •      PC crashes? Get registry cleaner to repair it!    …
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
This tutorial gives a high-level tour of the interface of Marketo (a marketing automation tool to help businesses track and engage prospective customers and drive them to purchase). You will see the main areas including Marketing Activities, Design …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question