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August 25, 2005 3:25:28 AM

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Hi.

I need to further limit the user accounts on a number of XP machines.
Something in the lines of GP would be nice but I think that can be done only
in domain environment? Anyways my questions is what are my options.

I am looking for ways to lock the desktop, user preferences/customization etc.

Thank you,
Tarmo

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August 25, 2005 10:40:07 AM

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This works for both XP and 2K it uses local policy though but if you save the
file to disk you may be able to apply the ploicy to multiple machines.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293655
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"Alphard" wrote:

> Hi.
>
> I need to further limit the user accounts on a number of XP machines.
> Something in the lines of GP would be nice but I think that can be done only
> in domain environment? Anyways my questions is what are my options.
>
> I am looking for ways to lock the desktop, user preferences/customization etc.
>
> Thank you,
> Tarmo
Anonymous
August 25, 2005 1:06:35 PM

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In news:C20C5A9C-D590-4A5F-8E66-08740872369C@microsoft.com,
Alphard <Alphard@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> Hi.
>
> I need to further limit the user accounts on a number of XP machines.
> Something in the lines of GP would be nice but I think that can be
> done only in domain environment? Anyways my questions is what are my
> options.
>
> I am looking for ways to lock the desktop, user
> preferences/customization etc.
>
> Thank you,
> Tarmo

XP Home, or Pro? Home is fairly crippled and I don't believe you can use
group policy in it. With Pro, go to start | run, type gpedit.msc, and away
you go.

Be careful you don't lock yourself out of anything!
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August 25, 2005 1:06:36 PM

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Thanks for reply.

Its XP Pro. However If I change user configuration doesn't that affect just
the currently logged on user? how to assign policy to another account? I am
prolly just missing something simple here. Also I bet once I compile the kind
of setup I want for a user I can export it to a file and import on another
computer?

Thanks

>
>
> In news:C20C5A9C-D590-4A5F-8E66-08740872369C@microsoft.com,
> Alphard <Alphard@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> > Hi.
> >
> > I need to further limit the user accounts on a number of XP machines.
> > Something in the lines of GP would be nice but I think that can be
> > done only in domain environment? Anyways my questions is what are my
> > options.
> >
> > I am looking for ways to lock the desktop, user
> > preferences/customization etc.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Tarmo
>
> XP Home, or Pro? Home is fairly crippled and I don't believe you can use
> group policy in it. With Pro, go to start | run, type gpedit.msc, and away
> you go.
>
> Be careful you don't lock yourself out of anything!
Anonymous
August 25, 2005 1:21:46 PM

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Alphard wrote:
> *Hi.
>
> I need to further limit the user accounts on a number of XP
> machines.
> Something in the lines of GP would be nice but I think that can be
> done only
> in domain environment? Anyways my questions is what are my options.
>
> I am looking for ways to lock the desktop, user
> preferences/customization etc.
>
> Thank you,
> Tarmo *

Hi

Try this http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
Excellent utility, easy to use & configure using tick boxes.
Regards

CReWdog



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Anonymous
August 25, 2005 9:28:06 PM

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See www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities, Windows XP Security Console.

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Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
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"Alphard" <Alphard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C20C5A9C-D590-4A5F-8E66-08740872369C@microsoft.com...
> Hi.
>
> I need to further limit the user accounts on a number of XP machines.
> Something in the lines of GP would be nice but I think that can be done only
> in domain environment? Anyways my questions is what are my options.
>
> I am looking for ways to lock the desktop, user preferences/customization etc.
>
> Thank you,
> Tarmo
Anonymous
August 26, 2005 2:17:34 AM

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In news:63EC44EB-EB59-413C-B87F-BFEE226B8755@microsoft.com,
Alphard <Alphard@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> Thanks for reply.
>
> Its XP Pro. However If I change user configuration doesn't that
> affect just the currently logged on user?

Nope.

> how to assign policy to
> another account?

Policies aren't per-user like that....

> I am prolly just missing something simple here.

Group policy can lock down the whole shebang, but in reading the other
replies to your post, I think the Doug Knox utility will be a better bet for
you. Try it and see.

> Also
> I bet once I compile the kind of setup I want for a user I can export
> it to a file and import on another computer?
>
> Thanks
>
>>
>>
>> In news:C20C5A9C-D590-4A5F-8E66-08740872369C@microsoft.com,
>> Alphard <Alphard@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>> Hi.
>>>
>>> I need to further limit the user accounts on a number of XP
>>> machines. Something in the lines of GP would be nice but I think
>>> that can be done only in domain environment? Anyways my questions
>>> is what are my options.
>>>
>>> I am looking for ways to lock the desktop, user
>>> preferences/customization etc.
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>> Tarmo
>>
>> XP Home, or Pro? Home is fairly crippled and I don't believe you can
>> use group policy in it. With Pro, go to start | run, type
>> gpedit.msc, and away you go.
>>
>> Be careful you don't lock yourself out of anything!
August 26, 2005 2:31:02 AM

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Thank you all for replies

Alphard

> See www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities, Windows XP Security Console.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "Alphard" <Alphard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C20C5A9C-D590-4A5F-8E66-08740872369C@microsoft.com...
> > Hi.
> >
> > I need to further limit the user accounts on a number of XP machines.
> > Something in the lines of GP would be nice but I think that can be done only
> > in domain environment? Anyways my questions is what are my options.
> >
> > I am looking for ways to lock the desktop, user preferences/customization etc.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Tarmo
>
!