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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by russellian, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. russellian

    russellian Thread Starter

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    How can I stop the guest account from being able to view the files in the Documents and Settings folder of the administrator?
     
  2. PC_Wiz

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    Is the issue the following:

    You sharing the document & setting folders over the network and the Guest account is able to access the content of this folder.

    Or

    You have an account, that is not the default administrator account, and when the user log on with that account, then he is able to access every user profile folder in document & settings (in this case the adm)
     
  3. Elvandil

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    Right-click the My Documents folder, Properties, Sharing tab. Click "Do not share this folder...." Apply.
     
  4. russellian

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    You have an account, that is not the default administrator account, and when the user log on with that account, then he is able to access every user profile folder in document & settings (in this case the adm)


    Yes, this statement above. Thanks for all help
     
  5. PC_Wiz

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    Under My Documents & Setting folder you will have several folders that represent each user profile respectively.

    For ex: Administrator
    User1
    User2 and so on

    If you want to prevent a User1 that is part of the Adm group to access the files in the Administrator folder and User2. Then you can change NTFS permission on the Administrator and User2 Folder.

    You can remove the "everyone group" and "the specific user (ex:User1)" from "Groups or user names" under User Profile Properties Windows/Security tab.

    Right-click the My Documents & Setting folder, Choose UserProfileFolder, Properties, Security Tab.

    Make sure to add/give system with full control and that your account is present.

    Another option is to remove the user from the Administrator account, but he wont be able to add/remove software etc..
     
  6. Cris_Cr0ss

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    now pc wiz i know what to do and i didn't really understand what you were telling him what you could do is

    start
    control panel
    system
    advanced tab
    user profiles and you can edit what they can and cant do.

    but i also say right click and go to sharing and disable sharing.
     
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