Thread: Is this possible?
December 20th, 2003, 10:21 PM #1
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Is this possible?
I am runing XP Home. I have several accounts and i was woundering if with any program i can control what the other users can do. My account is a PC Adm. and they are limited but i wonder if i can have more power?
December 21st, 2003, 01:48 AM #2
when you say what other users can do do you mean like installation limitations, locked software and programs? Be more specific
December 21st, 2003, 01:53 AM #3
i dont think it would be a specific program but just settings in windows i have never tried tho as i wont let anyone else near my computerHey who turned sigs on?
December 21st, 2003, 02:38 AM #4
yes that is one of the main security features of xp
as the adminintrator you can set the paswords and permissions of each user and or group.
also works best if useing the ntfs file system
December 21st, 2003, 03:10 AM #5
ntfs works at its best. provides more security than the fat32. all u have to do is format ur prefered partition and choose 'ntfs'.
like my pc, have only 4 partition, dual hdd. I format my D: to NTFS at Windows explorer.
after the format, you can maximise your security, by blocking 'guest' access into your selected file. to do that, you have to right-click on a folder and go to properties. go to 'security' tab and set it all up. Im in the lab right now, i cant check it out on my pc (at home) for further procedure. Follow the instructions, and make your way to it. Go for help, type in NTFS on search bar.
After you have put on security on certain folder of ur choosing, guest could not access, delete, move nor format ur computer The reason why i format to ntfs is to just keep my stuff private from my sister. You know, boys stuff in common
however, an admin can make wide changes and no 'guest' can uninstall or change all sorts of system setting on ur computer. yet, through my knowledge, into some areas ntfs isnt always good.
Last edited by Dj-Icer; December 21st, 2003 at 03:13 AM.If only the dead can speak, then we will know what's happening to us all next...
December 21st, 2003, 03:53 AM #6
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You need to do some research on "group policies"...that is what you are looking for I think. That is built into Windows XP and Win2k.
and here you can find the "XP Resource kit" which is just an online version of the large official microsoft book for XP...just go there and look for "group policy". Scroll down on the left margin, find XP, then under that youll see resource kit.
JP"Even a fool is thought to be wise if he is silent"
December 21st, 2003, 03:54 AM #7
you canalso just convert from f32 to ntfs with the convert program built into xp and not loose any dats or settings
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