I think this is the right area to ask this question. Our 6th form has a kind of communal machine with XP on it, and I'm one of the 3 people with and admin account. Now, everyone else has a user account which means they can't alter a lot of things which is fine. However, things like the monitor/hd powerdown times are blocked - this isn't a problem except that when a new account is created they are not in the settings I would like them to be in. At the moment, the only way I can find of sorting it out is to elevate the account to admin status, log out of my account, log in to the new one, change the settings, log back out, log back into my account, and set it back to a user account. There *MUST* be a way to change things like that on user accounts from an admin account - can anyone tell me what it is? Thanks.