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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tjay73, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. tjay73

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    i have a laptop with my password protected account. i also want to setup a guest account with restrictions like, only allowed to use firefox and cant use anything else. or a disabled start menu. is there anything like that out there?

    thx for the help
    tom
     
  2. tjay73

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    uhh bump
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    Try Windows Help and Support in the Start Menu and search for what you wish to do. Setting up accounts with certain restrictions is a slightly complicated process and this would be the first step in accomplishing this. Also print the part you find for reference while working this out.
     
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    What you want to do is something many people want to do, but it's not as easy as it sounds (or as easy as it should be). I don't see Windows Help providing any guidance for you. I've read many threads here on this very question, and I've yet to see someone successfully accomplish it.
     
  5. tjay73

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    I think I can handle it being complicated, I'm not retarded when it comes to computers. Can somebody tell me the steps or point me in the right direction please?
     
  6. StumpedTechy

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    Mentioning an OS type may help.
     
  7. ozrom1e

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    Hey try what I posted and now quoted above. You can even print what you find and it should work.
     
  8. DoubleHelix

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    Well, ozrom1e, I searched Windows Help for "restrict program access" and received nothing of use. Why don't you perform a search and post the articles here that would help?
     
  9. kuipo

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    In my school, there is the administrator account, with full access to the computer, and another acount, wich is not guest, wich is almost fully restricted, you can't even right click on the screen, you can't open control panel, you can't move directories, is really limited, as far as i know, they use the group policies to block everything, you can access it by going to:

    Start

    Run

    type:

    gpedit.msc

    and then Ok

    there you can see everything that you can block, i hope i was of help :)

    oh! one more thing, i don't know if you, by using it will also block things on your account or if you need to log on th account you wish to block, i really don't know
     
  10. DoubleHelix

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    There's a big difference between a school network and a personal home computer. Group Policy (which is what gpedit.msc launches) is only available on Windows XP Professional. We still don't know what OS the poster is using.

    I would guess, however, that your school, kuipo, probably uses more than local group policy on each separate machine. Most have domains and proxies and all sorts of things setup.
     
  11. kuipo

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    yeah, i guess so, i still need to learn A LOT about computers, haha but thanks for pointing me that out, today i learned something new! hahaha :D
     
  12. tjay73

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    oops i missed that post, i also checked the help thing and found nothing, im using xp home sp2 if that helps.
     
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