[HOW TO]: Get security tab in XP Home

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  1. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Get security tab in XP Home

    This is a nice little tip/tweak for all the XP Home users. If used this myself many times to get myself out of scrapes. I posted it a few times on the old DB but now seems like a good time to post it here :)

    As we know XP doesn't have the same amount of security settings as Pro does but with this little tip you can get the security tab on the properties window and assign rights to files and folders, works well with taking ownership of files (here) and for getting around the limitations of a limited account without giving someone full access

    Go to: http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/downloads/recommended/scm/default.asp

    Download the x86 (Intel) version of the Security Configuration Manager and save it to your hard disk. Double click the SCESP4I.EXE file you downloaded and extract the contents to a temporary location on your hard disk. Then open the folder you extracted the files to and locate the Setup.inf (Setup Information) file. Right click Setup.inf and select Install. After the installation is finished, reboot your computer.

    Make sure you create a System Restore point before starting.

    WARNING: Adjusting the permissions on a drive, file or folder can lock even the Administrator account out of that drive/file/folder. Deny Permissions take precedence over Allow Permissions, regardless of your group membership. Administrators are members of the User's group, by default. Uncheck Allow, rather than using Deny.
     
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  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Great info Khayman!
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Nice one, Khayman. Very useful info :)
     
  4. gosh

    gosh OSNN One Post Wonder

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    umm...to get the security tab on xp home simply boot into safe mode. No registry hack, etc needed. SCM was included in nt4 sp4/win2k/xp. There's no reason to download it.

    -gosh
     
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I don't want to have to re boot the computer just to access a security tab. This way its there in normal boot as well.
    If there is another way to activate the tab without having to go to safe mode, all the better.
     
  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    yup it's a great help not to have to boot into safe mode :cool:
     
  7. raduking

    raduking OSNN XP

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    who uses XP Home ? :D
     
  8. xsivforce

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    People who purchased XP Home.
     
  9. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    And of course - those of us who had it installed OEM when we purchased our "retail systems" and have hidden partitions and no XP cd etc!!!:eek:
     
  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I had XP Home on my laptop for a while, got sick of it and its lack of advanced features. So I got Pro and put it on. My laptop came with no hidden partition and 6 restore cds + an actual Win XP Home CD :)
     
  11. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    I am glad to hear that and happy for you - I wish I would have been smart enough when I purchased my HP to relieze what the limitations of not having the XP cd would be! Yes, I also had to purchase restore cd's since I wanted them in case something happened to the hidden partition.:rolleyes:
     
  12. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Never had any need of the extra "features" that Xp Pro has (except the file security, and only a few times)
     
  13. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    same here :( i paid for XP home not a dam 5GB partition :mad::p
     
  14. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Dell was nice enough to send separate CDs for XP as well as for all of the software that came pre-installed, instead of one of those horrible recovery CDs that just reinstall all the junk again...even stuff that you don't ever use or want.
    The hidden partition is only 32MB and just includes a set of diagnostic tools to check that all the internal hardware is working properly.

    Very nice way of doing things. :)
     
  15. the milkman

    the milkman OSNN Junior Addict

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    i use xp home and dont have choice because my isp says that it does'nt work on xp pro
     
  16. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    what kinda bs is that? What ISP you got?
     
  17. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    This link is now dead.

    :)
     
  18. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    The link now lives. :D :D

    And it seems that that security tab is sometimes needed in xp home non safe mode.