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Anonymous
August 13, 2005 8:28:02 PM

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Hi

I want to set up personalized start menus for different users so they only
have access to certain programmes on the menu. I tried deleting them but this
removed them from all the logons. Can someone please help
Anonymous
August 13, 2005 10:46:34 PM

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

Beric wrote:
> I want to set up personalized start menus for different users so they
> only have access to certain programmes on the menu. I tried deleting
> them but this removed them from all the logons. Can someone please
> help

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME

Put anything you want everyone to see in the "ALL USERS" start menu.
Put anything you want for the individual users in their corresponding Start
Menu/Desktop folders.

Essentially, you may (if you want some users to have some things
and others not have these things) have duplicate copies in
different Start Menu/Desktop areas.

HOW TO: Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279783

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove Special Permissions for Files and
Folders in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308419

Doug's Windows XP Security Console
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm

Windows XP is a multi-user OS, even when used by one person only, the
fundamentals don't change.

Documents and Settings is the directory that contains your user
information/documents/etc. It also contains a few extra directories used by
Windows.

One is "Default User" - This is used whenever a new account is created. It
bases the initial setup of that account off this directory.

Another is "All Users" - This is used by.. all users. If you want something
to appear on the desktop of every user of the machine, you put it on this
users desktop (in the desktop folder.) Etc.

You may also see "Administrator" - depending on your setup, this is the
original administrator user and if you know that account's password, you
should leave him alone and use him only in an emergency.

You could also (if you have it where you can see ALL files) see
"LocalService" and "NetworkService" folders. These are service accounts,
normally unused by the standard user.

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