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permissions-based user functionality lockout in windows xp

I am curious if you can lockout desktop / start menu functionality for particular users on a machine. I am making an arcade machine and I would prefer that the users to not have access to any functionality, but when I reboot I would like to be able to login and have that functionality. Thanks much!! Brent

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What you want is Embedded XP. The development kit is FREE and you can put just what you need from XP on the machine.

The seminars are free. In fact, the next show is at this link -> http://www.esconline.com/boston/ If you go, you can pester Microsoft and pick up the CD kit to kickstart it.

Licensing is far cheaper than a full blown XP Home or XP Pro.

Bob

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Only problem is that I'm using XP Pro and some of its functionality. This is just a one off, so its not a big deal for licensing reasons (because I've already got the license). Are you saying there is no way to get this done with XP Pro?

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So I just downloaded the software and it appears it does basically allow everything I need under system security, but do you have any idea what exactly is being edited here? Surely these are just running/stopping/controlling a service or changing an ini file. Do you know if this software will allow the settings to only be in effect for particular users.

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There are big fat manuals on XP from MSDN that you can dive into. I only provide guidance to such information and can't duplicate such here due to copyright or the amount of information needed.

1. You can install XP Embedded with any feature that is in XP Pro. Until you know what XP Embedded is, you may have too many questions for me to answer. I suggest you attend the seminars (they are worldwide) and get the kit. It's free.

2. I can dual boot to the XP Embedded image from my machine that is running XP Pro. Again, this is something you would learn if you dived in.

3. As to what is being changed with that security kit. If you want to find out, look at http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/regmon.shtml and the other tools.

4. I leave it to you to test.... and test and test.

Bob

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