Help with Accounts/Permissions please


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Alex Bell

Pardon me if the the solution to my problems is available on a help file
somewhere - I have looked but can't find the information I need anywhere.

The church for which I am webmaster has a new computer running the
latest version of Windows XP. It was supplied with an administrator
account of course, but anyone can work in that account without a
password and several people have been doing that and have made various
data files. We have a dial up connection to the Internet.

We have four main groups who use the computer:
- myself as webmaster and system administrator
- the Finance Team who need access to a couple of finance programs (MYOB
and Excel) and the relevant data files, and who need access to the dial
up connection and a browser (for bank reconciliations) and to Word and
the printer
- the Administration team who need access to Word, pastoral care
software, the dial up connection, Outlook and the browser, and the printer
- guests who need access to Powerpoint and Publisher and the printer.

I was recently asked to set up accounts and passwords for these groups.
Setting up accounts and passwords was easy. But what I couldn't do was
give each group access/permission to use the various programs. In fact I
as administrator was the only one who had access to the internet and to
the printer. I had to delete all the accounts and take things back to
the way they were.

So can anyone tell me please how to set up accounts with passwords and
differing access to programs as summarised above? Or can anyone point
me please to a help file which will tell me and my successors how to do
this?
 
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Gerry Cornell

Alex

Log on in Safe Mode as the Administrator ( not your usual Logon ) and
this should enable to change all permissions for all other users
including your own for day to day use.

Explanation of Safe Mode
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe_Mode

Most computers use the F8 key but there are some variations.

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
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Alex Bell

Gerry said:
Alex

Log on in Safe Mode as the Administrator ( not your usual Logon ) and
this should enable to change all permissions for all other users
including your own for day to day use.

Explanation of Safe Mode
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe_Mode

Most computers use the F8 key but there are some variations.
Thanks, Gerry. That's most helpful. I'll do some research on safe mode
and see if there is another already password protected administrator
account. I seem to vaguely remember one with a funny name when I was
poking around.
 
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Gerry Cornell

Alex

You may find that no password has been entered and you can gain access
by just hitting the ENTER key. It would be ironic if that was the
situation <G>.

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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