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user profiles / system policies

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jeverett, Sep 24, 2003.

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  1. jeverett

    jeverett Thread Starter

    Sep 22, 2003
    Ok, Here it goes. I work at an Elementary School as the computer tech / network specialist . I just recieved 30 new dell optiplex GX270's w/ XP Pro installed. My question is.. I want to set it so that the students can NOT edit any of the settings, or change anything. I know you have to create a user profile and all of that, but so far I've had no luck using 2K, or 2003 server, I took all NT 4 classes when I was in school. I have set up a user and edited the system policies for that user restriciting all that I needed to, but how do I get the new XP machines, when they log on, to look at that policy?? And, are the NT policies and profiles compatable with XP?? I'm not new to this, it's just been so long since I've completed my training that I've forgotten how to do it all. Any suggestions???
  2. Sequal7


    Apr 14, 2001
    When you set them up an account do not give them admin priviledges. This will not allow them to install programs, delete windows for protected files etc with out admin priviledges. I also believe they will not be able to create a user profile, or any other computer functions.

    You can then modify locally on each computer the privilages by typing
    %SystemRoot%\system32\secpol.msc /s
    in the run line
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