How do I do this?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Skwowwy, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy Guest

    I'm using Windows XP Pro. There are two accounts on this PC. One Adminstrator and one Limited. It happens often that my brother on the limited account shuts down/restarts the computer while my account is still logged in. I've got enough of that, so I want to know if it's possible to prevent him from shutting down the PC while my account is still active? If my account is inactive, then he can shut it down just fine.

    Any ideas? *_*
  2. grimman

    grimman Guest

    Either slap him in the face and tell him not to, or take a look in gpedit.msc, that might be where you want to look, I'm not totally sure. Either that or compmgmt.msc, what you're looking for is security settings where you can limit functions to accounts.
  3. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy Guest

    I could do that, but there's a small problem. If my account is inactive, my brother's allowed to shut down the PC. With that tweak, it'll be impossible for him. I'll have to log in myself in order to shut it down, which is a bit too much.

    I guess I'll just tell him not to do it again, unless there's really an option for that.
  4. UnrealRocks

    UnrealRocks Guest

    Unless your into programming I wouldn't have thought that was built into windows ... isn't there a shut down button on the logon menu anyways?
  5. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy Guest

    That can be removed as well using gpedit.msc.

    Oh well, if there's really no such thing, I guess I'll just talk with him. Thanks. :D

    Of course, if you happen to know a way to do this, please don't hesitate to tell us. :)