Solved

Windows XP - User permissions on a stand alone PC.

Posted on 2007-04-05
12
582 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi guys,

How can I setup user permissions for a standalone PC running windows XP?  At work it's fine because I have a security tab (enabled when connected to a domain?) but at home it's only in a workgroup and the tab used for security is not there.  

The main thing I'm after securing is a printer, I want to allow one computer account to print to the printer but no other user account.  Both user accounts are only local to the stand alone PC.

I've looked in Group Policy but couldn’t find what I've been looking for.
0
Comment
Question by:hytekth
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • +3
12 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
kane77573 earned 250 total points
ID: 18856857
TO enable a security tab

Open up my computer

Go to tools
folder options
Then the view tab
Scroll all the way down till you see "use simple file sharing (recommended)
Uncheck that
Now you should have the security tab

0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:kane77573
ID: 18856867
Also here is a photo and more info
http://imar.spaanjaars.com/QuickDocId.aspx?quickdoc=286
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:younghv
ID: 18856873
If you are running "XP HOME" (at home) you will not have the Security tab - one of the major differences between PRO and HOME.

Vic
0
Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18856881
Right - with XP Home, you'd need to boot into Safe Mode and logon as the Administrator to get the Security tab..
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:matrixnz
ID: 18856889
Hi hytekth

Kanes suggestion should sort the security tab section, unless you're using Windows XP Home, in which case you would need to logon in safe mode as Administrator to view the security tab.  Once completed when you right click a printer go to properties you should be able to see the Security Tab which will than enable you to set permissions etc..

Cheers
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:kane77573
ID: 18856893
Interesting sir bounty...
Can you use cacls with xp home, never tried it.
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:younghv
ID: 18856979
With a 'default' install, XP Home has a hidden "Administrator" account that is only accessible during Safe Boot (tap F8 key during boot).
The default password for this account is empty or blank.
Even those accounts that (in Normal Mode) are members of the "Administrator Group" do not have full Admin privs.

matrixnz's advice on the printer should work if you set the permissions in Safe Mode and then re-boot to Normal.

Vic
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Irosha
ID: 18857191
To Secure the printer:

go to Start Menu Select printers and right click on the Printer Driver SW. then go to Security tab and remove all other user accounts except administrators one.

then add the 2 user accounts and Specify the permissions for the user account that ou want to enable printing and for other user account deny the all permissions
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:younghv
ID: 18857307
@irosha,
matrixnz gave the information over an hour before you did, kane even included pictures (for the Infantry guys) - plus - we are still trying to establish if this is XP Home or Pro.

If you have something additional to add, feel free.
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:matrixnz
ID: 18857918
It sounds like Windows XP Pro "I've looked in Group Policy but couldn’t find what I've been looking for." so unchecking Use Simple File Sharing and than Setting the permissions on the Printer Object should work.

Cheers
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18860522
I've never owned XP Home, thus I haven't played with it like Pro ed., but would imagine cacls would still work fine..it may not be included natively, but is certainly available online...
0
 

Author Comment

by:hytekth
ID: 18880815
It was Windows XP Pro.

kane77573 - Your solution was exactly the thing Id been looking for! Thank you and a big thanks to everyone else who helped.

0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

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

Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

628 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