[HOW TO]: Get security tab in XP Home

Khayman

I'm sorry Hal...
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#1
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.
 

gosh

OSNN Newbie
#4
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
 

Khayman

I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
#5
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.
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#10
damnyank said:
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:
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 :)
 

damnyank

I WILL NOT FORGET 911
#11
Admiral Michael said:
My laptop came with no hidden partition and 6 restore cds + an actual Win XP Home CD :)
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:
 

Henyman

Secret Goat Fetish
Political User
#13
damnyank said:
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:
same here :( i paid for XP home not a dam 5GB partition :mad::p
 
#14
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. :)
 

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