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Setting up local users with Windows ME

by gilpinm / August 1, 2004 9:24 PM PDT

I have set-up a number of local (non-networked) user accounts for my children but have two issues with the way they work.

Firstly at logon, if cancel is pressed then the computer automatically logs on to the default windows user - can this be disabled to force one of the set-up users to be used?

Secondly how can I restrict access to cetain resources (such as control panel) and certain C drive directories using these local users?

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Re: Setting up local users with Windows ME
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 1, 2004 10:14 PM PDT

"how can I restrict access to cetain resources (such as control panel) and certain C drive directories using these local users?"

Windows ME supplies no tool to accomplish this. There are add-ons such as private folders and others, but I can't reccomend them since over 1/2 that used such without backup and forgot a password.

"Firstly at logon, if cancel is pressed then the computer automatically logs on to the default windows user - can this be disabled to force one of the set-up users to be used?"

No, this is how this personal OS works. There are some workarounds, but the OS (ME) is not a secure system and any fix can be circumvented with ease.

bob

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Re: Setting up local users with Windows ME
by gilpinm / August 3, 2004 8:42 PM PDT

Thanks for the reply.

Do you know if XP resolves both these issues / has this functionality?

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Setting up local users with Windows XP
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2004 8:52 PM PDT

Yes. XP is based on NT/2000 and has such features. But it requires a little work on the owners part since they get to learn about permissions, user management and NTFS.

Bob

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