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September 13, 2002 10:37:03 AM

any advice on how to set up an xp system so that only one person can install software and the other users can use the system but not install apps??
Thanx

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September 13, 2002 11:27:53 AM

what about just giving the users non-admin/operator rights, and making sure the Program Files folder is only writable by admins.

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September 13, 2002 3:24:19 PM

sounds do-able .. any tips on actually doing it I rarely use the xp machine and am not familiar with the steps the help files on it were less than helpful

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September 13, 2002 4:50:07 PM

Some links:

<A HREF="http://www.jimthompson.net/xphome/MulitUsers.htm" target="_new">Setting up for multiple users on WinXP Home</A>

<A HREF="http://www.zdnetindia.com/help/howto/stories/37199.html" target="_new">How to switch users in Windows XP</A>

<A HREF="http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_logon.htm" target="_new">Windows XP User Profiles</A>

<A HREF="http://www.uea.ac.uk/itcs/software/xp/xp-users.html" target="_new">Managing User Accounts with XP</A>

<A HREF="http://www.techtv.com/callforhelp/howto/jump/0,24331,33..." target="_new">XP: Create User Accounts - TechTV</A>

<A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/mana..." target="_new">How to Use the Group Policy Results (GPResult.exe) Command Line Tool</A>

<A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/secu..." target="_new">Use Access Control to Restrict Who Can Use Files</A>

<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q292434&" target="_new">HOW TO: Add or Change a User's Picture in Windows XP</A>


That should get you started.

:smile:

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September 13, 2002 6:54:33 PM

Yeah, just have two accounts. Administrator and Joe-friggin-schmoe.

Admin is root, and Scmoe-boy just has user privileges. Let's him look around at the files, and save what he wants in his desktop/documents, but can't install or write to the system directories.

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May 9, 2012 10:43:19 AM

whether i should type the above things in the note pad and save it with the extension .html , ?

Toejam31 said:
Some links:

<A HREF="http://www.jimthompson.net/xphome/MulitUsers.htm" target="_new">Setting up for multiple users on WinXP Home</A>

<A HREF="http://www.zdnetindia.com/help/howto/stories/37199.html" target="_new">How to switch users in Windows XP</A>

<A HREF="http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_logon.htm" target="_new">Windows XP User Profiles</A>

<A HREF="http://www.uea.ac.uk/itcs/software/xp/xp-users.html" target="_new">Managing User Accounts with XP</A>

<A HREF="http://www.techtv.com/callforhelp/howto/jump/0,24331,33..." target="_new">XP: Create User Accounts - TechTV</A>

<A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/mana..." target="_new">How to Use the Group Policy Results (GPResult.exe) Command Line Tool</A>

<A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/secu..." target="_new">Use Access Control to Restrict Who Can Use Files</A>

<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q292434&" target="_new">HOW TO: Add or Change a User's Picture in Windows XP</A>


That should get you started.

:smile:

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