Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

User Account Passwords. etc...

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
September 11, 2005 3:12:35 PM

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

I have set up 3 User Accounts: User1, User2, and Visitor. User1 and User2
are password protected. But Visitor can log in, go to Start/Control
Panel/User Accounts, and change or delete any of the passwords. So these
passwords are worthless. Is there a way that only User1 or User2 can change
or delete their passwords??

More about : user account passwords

Anonymous
September 11, 2005 3:12:36 PM

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

Tom Volk wrote:
> I have set up 3 User Accounts: User1, User2, and Visitor. User1 and User2
> are password protected. But Visitor can log in, go to Start/Control
> Panel/User Accounts, and change or delete any of the passwords. So these
> passwords are worthless. Is there a way that only User1 or User2 can change
> or delete their passwords??
>
>


Did you grant the "Visitor" account with administrative privileges? If
so, what you see is perfectly normal. Why not use, instead, the
built-in Guest account, which has very limited privileges by default?

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783

HOW TO Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q308418

HOW TO Set, View, Change, or Remove Special Permissions for Files and
Folders
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];Q308419



--

Bruce Chambers

Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
both at once. - RAH
Anonymous
September 12, 2005 1:55:44 AM

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

Set the user accounts to "Limited user"

Share Your Windows XP PC: Get Started:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmor...

Learn how the right user account can help your computer security:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/online/logoff_...

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Tom Volk" <tomvolk@btinet.net> wrote in message
news:ehnx2uutFHA.2504@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I have set up 3 User Accounts: User1, User2, and Visitor. User1 and
>User2 are password protected. But Visitor can log in, go to Start/Control
>Panel/User Accounts, and change or delete any of the passwords. So these
>passwords are worthless. Is there a way that only User1 or User2 can
>change or delete their passwords??
>
September 12, 2005 6:40:43 PM

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

"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
news:eXkvKMvtFHA.3452@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl

> Why not use, instead, the built-in Guest account,

Microsoft Security Baseline Analyzer says that a turned-on Guest account is
a security risk
!