managing xp accounts

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by forcer, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    i am gunna make another windows xp account for my little sister.

    and as u can see in the above sentance there already is a problem.

    little sister and xp do not mix... so when i create the account i want to really customize and limit the account.

    - i want to block her from accepting anyfiles on msn.

    - block her from deleting program files/windows

    - block her from installing / uninstalling.

    basically all she wants the computer for is to go on some stupid game websites and talk 2 her friends on msn. and thats all i'm allowing her to do evrything else i want to block. i would also like to monitor what she does.

    are there any admin tools that i can download for xp that can manage all this kind of stuff.

    also i have some questions about accounts.

    i currently only have 1 account which logs in straight away, is it possible to giv me a password or do i need to create another?

    how much space does an msn account take up?

    thanx 2 any1 that replies, forcer
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    If you set her up as a limited user then some of that is done already.
    also check these links
    For XP Home
    For XP Professional
     
  3. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Turning on the Windows XP firewall will disallow her sending any files...what a terrible feature included by default in Windows, but it will work for you.
     
  4. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    will it stop file sending on just that account, or all aco****s?
     
  5. ModestCargo

    ModestCargo Guest

    I think all accounts, but if you want to send/recieve a file, just turn it off temporarily. Just curious - why do you want her not able to recieve files?
     
  6. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    because shes just a stupid little kid. I usually fix computers for ppl in my area and when i go n fix viruses or errors i find that its caused by the kids on msn accepting files off any1 because they dont really have a clue n they get to see a joke or getting an email saying download this game or whatever but really its a virus. i just want to decrease the chances of her being able to do this,