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User accounts: in between limited and administrator

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 7, 2005 9:25:06 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

I have a user on my Windows XP Home Edition computer that I don't want to be
an administrator, but they absolutely need to be able to install programs. I
need to find a way of keeping their user type as limited, but tweak a few
things so that they can access a few more things without giving them
administrator rights.

Is there any way I can do this?!

Thanks for your help! :p 
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 7, 2005 12:15:32 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

Benadd wrote:
> I have a user on my Windows XP Home Edition computer that I don't want to be
> an administrator, but they absolutely need to be able to install programs.


Then he/she "absolutely needs" to be an administrator. You simply
can't have it both ways.


> I
> need to find a way of keeping their user type as limited, but tweak a few
> things so that they can access a few more things without giving them
> administrator rights.
>


MS-MVP Doug Knox's Security Console might be of assistance with some
issues: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm


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