Solved

restrict user right in Windows right

Posted on 2008-06-11
3
1,475 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
how could I set up a user log in in Windows XP and restrict the user right to limited the access the following:
1. restrict access USB drive
2. restrict to only one default web site
3. no accesss to hard disk
4. no access to make any configeration changes to PC

0
Comment
Question by:nam333
[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 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Merete earned 500 total points
ID: 21778101
Realistically it is nearly impossible to restrict them under certain conditions.
Maybe a bit more to this than just restricting a user and rights depends if the user is an administrator or a roaming profile.
no accesss to hard disk, maybe a work around is to create a small partition for this user only and then make him/her a limited user.
Go to Start Menu>Control Panel>and Users to add a new user. Then create the restricted account.

There's this one nicely detailed using the gpedit.msc it's for windows 2000 but is very similar to xp
HOW TO: Restrict Users from Running Specific Windows Programs in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323525

How to disable USB sticks and limit access to USB storage devices on Windows systems
http://diaryproducts.net/about/operating_systems/windows/disable_usb_sticks

Access Manager for Windows is a good work around on somethings
http://www.softstack.com/accmen.html

Here's a few more tools to manage these sort of things, sometimes group polices can be circumvented
http://restrict-access.qarchive.org/software.html
for the hard drive maybe a software or tool works wonders

it is not really possible to restrict users like in the old days they all know the cracks and hacks learn it at school and off the internet
If they have administrator accounts you are very limited can't have your cake and eat it too
we see it here a lot how to we restrict an administrator you can't really.
But I hope it helps
Merete

http://www.filedudes.com/files/Removable_Hard_Drive.html
0

Featured Post

The Ultimate Checklist to Optimize Your Website

Websites are getting bigger and complicated by the day. Video, images, custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product/service. But the price to pay in terms of reduced page load times and ultimately, decreased sales, can lead to some difficult decisions about what to cut.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Step by step guide to Clean and Sort your windows registry! Introduction: Always remember: A Clean registry = Better performance = Save your invaluable time In this article we're going to clear our registry manually! Yes, manually! The e…
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…
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…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

687 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