How To Set User Restrictions??!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ThePunkerGuy, Dec 30, 2001.

  1. ThePunkerGuy

    ThePunkerGuy Guest

    In Win XP Pro how can i take 1 of the users on my computer and give that account restrictions like, they cant install programs.. they cant delete files.. they cant access certain folders.. cant run msconfig or reg edit .. etc.. how can i do that? And how can I do that in win xp home ed? Thanks alot..
    - Mike
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    A well positioned shotgun might work. Or you can start the process by opening Windows Explorer> Tools> Folder Options> View. Untick "Use simple file sharing." That will enable security options when you right click on a drive or folder. As for the rest... dunno.
     
  3. ThePunkerGuy

    ThePunkerGuy Guest

    Not for different network computers.. i mean like different users on my computer .. like ya know how ya can log in or out as different users.. like how can i set restrictions to one of those users? Thanks..
    - Mike
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    I believe that applies to a stand alone too. I'm on dsl so my computer thinks it's on a LAN anyway. give it a try and see what you see.

    After you untick that "simple...." deal, you should be able to access a whole one or two new security option pages in your right click properties menu. Let me know if it works that way on a standalone or not so I know whether or not to give this tip out to folks asking how to secure folders and such.
     
  5. ThePunkerGuy

    ThePunkerGuy Guest

    Ok, will try that.. thanks..
    - Mike
     
  6. ThePunkerGuy

    ThePunkerGuy Guest

    Ok.. I made and account on here called "keith" i set it as a limited user instead of a computer administrator.. i took this folder on my desktop called "other" and i delete the permission for "everyone" and set a permission for account "Keith" and i put under deny i checked them all for account "keith" then i logged onto that account and i went right to that other folder and deleted files ran files etc.. dang.. what am i doing wrong? Thanks..
    - Mike
     
  7. Lonman

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    It might take a reboot to get everything to take. I'm the only one on my machine and i've removed all accounts except administrator so i'm not sure what the problem could be.
     
  8. Ritchie

    Ritchie Guest

    go to the "effective permissions" tab in the folder properties. Enter the username (keith) and see what the permissions show he has access to.

    If they don't match up with those you think it should have, then it is inheriting permissions from somewhere. Check the directory one level up is not granting stuff.

    I have a feeling that the "Inherit from parent the permission entries that apply to child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here" checkbox on the folder will solve your problem if you un-check it.

    XP/2K/NT permissions are a pretty complicated thing to try and diagnose when you can't physically muck about with the settings, so i recommend you read an overview of the permissions system (inheritance, effective permissions in particular). Help centre probably has something in it.
     
  9. Ritchie

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  10. FourDiceS

    FourDiceS Guest

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  11. ac1d

    ac1d Guest