Complete Control over users



I want to know how to gwt complete control over user acccounts that are not admin... because students have been accesing and installing impoper things for the computer lounge i volunteer at, I really just want them to access internet and MS office APPS that about it evry thing else should be locked off. Any info on how to do this will be a help, o i am running XP and 2000 machines if that helps


Well i tried using account setting but that only allow me not to be able to delete system files.....

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log in as admin, and run gpedit.msc (start->run-> type in gpedit.msc).
from the user configurations you can disable most windows features (like installing, deleting etc).
i don't know if you can limit what software people can and cant use, maybe youl need a 3rd party software for that.


yah but this is not letting me restrict acces to C: and installing progs... maybe i didn't see the option.... Yet is this the place i need to do what i am talking about

Tabula Rasa

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I'm not really sure, anyway here is a complete list of all the managements, maybe there is something there to help you.

Computer Management - compmgmt.msc

Disk Managment - diskmgmt.msc

Device Manager - devmgmt.msc

Disk Defrag - dfrg.msc

Event Viewer - eventvwr.msc

Shared Folders - fsmgmt.msc

Group Policies - gpedit.msc

Local Users and Groups - lusrmgr.msc

Performance Monitor - perfmon.msc

Resultant Set of Policies - rsop.msc

Local Security Settings - secpol.msc

Services - services.msc

Component Services - comexp.msc

Password Control - control userpasswords2

worst case scenario you will have to use a 3rd party software, there are many like that, look at google or at any decent download site.


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You have to put the users in the group that you are setting policies for. Otherwise you have to edit each user individually.


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Ok you can do some real damage here.

gpedit - computer config, windows settigns, security settings, software restrictions.

You can make system, program files, etc directories inaccessible.
You can create your own access rules under actions on top menu.

Have fun. Not wanting to trash my computer tonight I have not tried these myself...

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Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

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