User account types, 5 kids, need more control

By mokaboy ยท 4 replies
May 27, 2008
  1. Hello all,

    Im setting up a computer for a mate of mine from scratch and he specifically asked me to control what the kids do on the system, meaning he doesnt want it filled up with stupid applications like MyspaceIM and HappyDoodleMcPlay game after 5mins... Yes yes i did make that last one up but you get my point.

    Other than setting their account types to Limited are there any other applications out there that will further extend Windows XP (Pro) user account features?

    Im not quite sure what im actually after other than more options to restrict *stuff*.

    They all need limited accounts but he would like one of them to be able to install stuff for his school work. Is there an inbetween account?

    The kind of restrictions you get on some network's i suppose im thinking of.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    using the Admin Tools, you can see the Local User and Groups.
    Clicking upon Groups you will see the set of groups to which a user may be assigned
    (and there may be more than just one).

    The LOWEST privileges are assigned to Guest, then Users (the Limited Account group).

    Adding a user to any other group will ADD privs to that user, eg Power User
    can add programs.
  4. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Exactly what i was looking for, many thanks to both of ya.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Thanks for the update :)
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