Locking down the computer to prevent user changes and installs


G

Guest

I seem to remember that Windows XP has the capability to be configured by an
administrator in a way that prevents normal users from installing new
programs, deleting existing programs, and altering a number of important
settings. Is this true? For both Home and Professional editions? How is
this done?
 
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C

Colin Barnhorst

It's done by creating user accounts with limited rights in Control Panel/All
Users.
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Setup your users with Limited Accounts.

Types of user accounts
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...xp/all/proddocs/en-us/ua_c_account_types.mspx

User Management and Security
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/j_helmig/wxphusrm.htm

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx

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| I seem to remember that Windows XP has the capability to be configured by an
| administrator in a way that prevents normal users from installing new
| programs, deleting existing programs, and altering a number of important
| settings. Is this true? For both Home and Professional editions? How is
| this done?
 

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