customize >> How to restrict program access in guest account?

by Ulric Van Bergen (UVB) » Tue, 25 May 2004 13:04:08 GMT

I want to create an account for visitors to use that will allow then
internet, games, and Office programs and nothing else. I want to make sure
that they cannot mess with my computer. I have had people accidently crash
my computer because they didn't know what they were doing. I want to
prevent this. I have my admin account very well protected, but I want
another account that will give them very limited access. Thanks


UVB


customize >> How to restrict program access in guest account?

by Kelly » Tue, 25 May 2004 13:19:21 GMT


Start here:

To enforce file and folder security, boot the computer in Safe Mode and log
in to the built-in Administrator account. Once there, open Windows
Explorer and locate the file/folder you wish to restrict. Right click and
select Properties. Go to the Security tab. Here you can add/remove Users
and Groups, and either grant access to the file/folder, or deny access to
it.

Doug's Security Console
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm

Disable or Enable Downloads per User in IE (Line 254) right hand side
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Restrict Users from Running Specific Applications
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm #xp_restrict

Use Access Control to Restrict Who Can Use Files
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/security/accesscontrol.asp


Add or Remove Programs Restrictions

These restrictions apply to the Add/Remove Programs feature of Control
Panel. They allow you to entirely or individually disable components.

Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to these keys:

Per User

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Uninstall

Per System

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Uninstall

NoAddRemovePrograms - Disable Add/Remove Programs
NoRemovePage - Disable Change and Remove Programs
NoAddPage - Disable Add Programs
NoWindowsSetupPage - Disable Windows Components Wizard
NoAddFromCDorFloppy - Hide "Add a program from CD-ROM or disk" option
NoAddFromInternet - Hide "Add programs from Microsoft" option

Create a new DWORD value for each restriction required according to the
above. Set the value to equal "1" to enable the restriction or "0" to
disable it.

You may need to restart Windows for the changes to take effect.



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All the Best,
Kelly

Microsoft-MVP WindowsXP
2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award

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>>I want to create an account for visitors to use that will allow then >> internet, games, and Office programs and nothing else. I want to make sure >> that they cannot mess with my computer. I have had people accidently crash >> my computer because they didn't know what they were doing. I want to >> prevent this. I have my admin account very well protected, but I want >> another account that will give them very limited access. Thanks >> >> >> UVB





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