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May 27, 2005 6:00:46 PM

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hi, Im running Windows XP on my laptop and at the moment I have 3 users set
up: user 1 (administrator account), user 2 (limited account),user 3 - guest
(very
limited account). I'm trying to configure my machine so that only the
administrator can have access to the C: drive and the other 2 users' files.
As it is at the moment even though the other 2 users have limited accounts,
they can still access the C: drive and the administrator files (their
accounts being limited only in terms on installing/uninstalling
software/hardware). I know one way of resolving the issue of gaining access
to files would be to password-protect them but what I am really trying to
achieve is two level of users, one with full control of the machine
and the other 2 with no access whatsoever to the C: drive and the other
users's files...
Many thanks
Anonymous
May 27, 2005 9:59:27 PM

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This brings to mind the question.......if they have NO access to the C drive
what would they run??
XP is usually on the C drive,IE is on the C drive,Outlook Express is on the
C drive
Most programs install to the C drive.................do you have another
drive??
peterk

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"Louis" <Louis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F2B581C0-4F1E-434A-897D-7D983E7C9B4C@microsoft.com...
> hi, Im running Windows XP on my laptop and at the moment I have 3 users
> set
> up: user 1 (administrator account), user 2 (limited account),user 3 -
> guest
> (very
> limited account). I'm trying to configure my machine so that only the
> administrator can have access to the C: drive and the other 2 users'
> files.
> As it is at the moment even though the other 2 users have limited
> accounts,
> they can still access the C: drive and the administrator files (their
> accounts being limited only in terms on installing/uninstalling
> software/hardware). I know one way of resolving the issue of gaining
> access
> to files would be to password-protect them but what I am really trying to
> achieve is two level of users, one with full control of the machine
> and the other 2 with no access whatsoever to the C: drive and the other
> users's files...
> Many thanks
>
May 28, 2005 5:37:01 AM

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

No, I dont have any other drive...

When I said no access I meant moe like them no having access to the 2 other
users desktops, files, etc ( i.e. C:\Documents and Settings\Guest\Desktop)
rather than applications (i.e. C:\Program Files). Basically if I could even
just passowrd-protect specific folders, it would be good (can't password
protect file by file, simply too many of them)




"peterk" wrote:

> This brings to mind the question.......if they have NO access to the C drive
> what would they run??
> XP is usually on the C drive,IE is on the C drive,Outlook Express is on the
> C drive
> Most programs install to the C drive.................do you have another
> drive??
> peterk
>
> --
> It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about
> the problem
> "Louis" <Louis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F2B581C0-4F1E-434A-897D-7D983E7C9B4C@microsoft.com...
> > hi, Im running Windows XP on my laptop and at the moment I have 3 users
> > set
> > up: user 1 (administrator account), user 2 (limited account),user 3 -
> > guest
> > (very
> > limited account). I'm trying to configure my machine so that only the
> > administrator can have access to the C: drive and the other 2 users'
> > files.
> > As it is at the moment even though the other 2 users have limited
> > accounts,
> > they can still access the C: drive and the administrator files (their
> > accounts being limited only in terms on installing/uninstalling
> > software/hardware). I know one way of resolving the issue of gaining
> > access
> > to files would be to password-protect them but what I am really trying to
> > achieve is two level of users, one with full control of the machine
> > and the other 2 with no access whatsoever to the C: drive and the other
> > users's files...
> > Many thanks
> >
>
>
>
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