Super Secure User Account

Posted on 2005-05-17
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I need to retrict a user account to running one program--the single icon on the desktop (QuickBooks) and be able to log-off--nothing more.  I don't want them to be able to right-click on Start or the taskbar, or do anything for that matter other than login, run that one program, and log off.

What's a good way to get that done?  (Their connection is via RDP on XP Pro, by the way and the user must be an Administrator to run QuickBooks)

(i only have 39 points left or i'd offer more)
Question by:simkiss
LVL 25

Expert Comment

ID: 14022244
are you in a domain?

Author Comment

ID: 14022329
no, peer to peer
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

Tolomir earned 156 total points
ID: 14022963
Activate the guest account in user settings.

You can create a shortcut and fill it with a command like this:

runas /user:Administrator /safecred "%programfiles%\quickbookfolder\quickbook.exe"

By the first start you have to enter the admin password, then it is saved so you never have to enter the admin password again.


Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

Question has a verified solution.

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

With the evolution of technology, we have finally reached a point where it is possible to have home automation features like having your thermostat turn up and door lock itself when you leave, as well as a complete home security system. This is a st…
Phishing emails are a popular malware delivery vehicle for attack.  While there are many ways for an attacker to increase the chances of success for their phishing emails, one of the most effective methods involves spoofing the message to appear to …
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…

840 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