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How to set up a guest account and save administrator desktop

by Tim Brewer / July 21, 2008 5:27 PM PDT

I have put my old PC with Win 2000 SP4 into use as a guest PC for our B&B. I put all types of links and information on the desktop for people to access. Problem is when I set up a guest account (actually I set up a user-type account for guests) with its own password it loads a basic windows start-up screen without any of the administrator desktop settings. I really don't want to leave this PC which is still working very well in a permanent administrator mode but to allow guests to use including the desktop links, without being able to change settings.

Does anyone know how to set up a user password account and still keep the original desktop?

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Microsoft writes about profiles at this link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2008 10:27 PM PDT
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copy destop files
by Tim Brewer / July 24, 2008 11:31 PM PDT

thank you, however this link only showed me how to restore a user profile. But in reading the information about user profiles, I came across the sultion, which is tyo copy the desk-top files from administrator profile to guest profile in "documents and settings"

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What I didn't tell
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2008 11:52 PM PDT
In reply to: copy destop files

Was I rarely give the answers. I supply an article that I used to solve the issue in the past or has the answer. I wish that I was given such clues in my early days.

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