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Limit access to XP Pro

Posted on 2003-11-12
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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 ...
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Question by:tlp560
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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!
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by:Kenneniah
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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.
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by:Kenneniah
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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.
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by:tlp560
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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 ... ...
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Kenneniah earned 50 total points
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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.
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by:Lasareath
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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?

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