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Anonymous
January 31, 2005 5:23:02 PM

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See also my 1/31/05 post titled "Restrict file/folder/program access."

I have 2 XP (v5.1) User accounts on my home PC: Administrator, and Guest.
Administrator can connect to the internet, but Guest cannot. The internet
connection is on the Start menu for guest, but is gray font isn't a live
selection. When Guest double-clicks on the desktop shortcut to the
connection, nothing happens.

My current workaround: connect as Administrator, then switch user to Guest,
but this is a problem when the Admin isn't present to connect/disconnect.

Thanks in advance. :) 

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Anonymous
February 1, 2005 11:40:29 AM

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Anonymous J. wrote:
> See also my 1/31/05 post titled "Restrict file/folder/program access."
>
> I have 2 XP (v5.1) User accounts on my home PC: Administrator, and
> Guest. Administrator can connect to the internet, but Guest cannot.
> The internet connection is on the Start menu for guest, but is gray
> font isn't a live selection. When Guest double-clicks on the desktop
> shortcut to the connection, nothing happens.
>
> My current workaround: connect as Administrator, then switch user to
> Guest, but this is a problem when the Admin isn't present to
> connect/disconnect.
>
> Thanks in advance. :) 

Rather than using guest, I'd create a limited user account & have "guests"
use that. and then disable guest. You could call it "Visitor" or whatever
makes sense for you.
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 10:01:05 PM

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"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:

> Anonymous J. wrote:
> > See also my 1/31/05 post titled "Restrict file/folder/program access."
> >
> > I have 2 XP (v5.1) User accounts on my home PC: Administrator, and
> > Guest. Administrator can connect to the internet, but Guest cannot.
> > The internet connection is on the Start menu for guest, but is gray
> > font isn't a live selection. When Guest double-clicks on the desktop
> > shortcut to the connection, nothing happens.
> >
> > My current workaround: connect as Administrator, then switch user to
> > Guest, but this is a problem when the Admin isn't present to
> > connect/disconnect.
> >
> > Thanks in advance. :) 
>
> Rather than using guest, I'd create a limited user account & have "guests"
> use that. and then disable guest. You could call it "Visitor" or whatever
> makes sense for you.
>
> I'm having the same problem. I thought "Guests" were supposed to have access to the net. I had to use the workaround also. What is the sense in having a guest account with this problem? There's gotta be a way.
>
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 2:49:45 PM

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stuckmoto wrote:
> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
>
>> Anonymous J. wrote:
>>> See also my 1/31/05 post titled "Restrict file/folder/program
>>> access."
>>>
>>> I have 2 XP (v5.1) User accounts on my home PC: Administrator, and
>>> Guest. Administrator can connect to the internet, but Guest cannot.
>>> The internet connection is on the Start menu for guest, but is gray
>>> font isn't a live selection. When Guest double-clicks on the
>>> desktop shortcut to the connection, nothing happens.
>>>
>>> My current workaround: connect as Administrator, then switch user to
>>> Guest, but this is a problem when the Admin isn't present to
>>> connect/disconnect.
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance. :) 
>>
>> Rather than using guest, I'd create a limited user account & have
>> "guests"
>> use that. and then disable guest. You could call it "Visitor" or
>> whatever
>> makes sense for you.
>>
>> I'm having the same problem. I thought "Guests" were supposed to
>> have access to the net. I had to use the workaround also. What is
>> the sense in having a guest account with this problem? There's gotta
>> be a way.

If you have a broadband/always on connection, I imagine they would.
Guest is an extremely limited account. Keep it disabled, and set up your own
limited user "visitor" account.
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