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IE7 Security Settings for Different Users

Q: IE7 Security Settings for Different Users

Since the search engine doesn't work on this forum, I'll create a new post. I'm trying to set up different IE security settings for the different users on my XP Home machine. Specifically, I want more strict settings when my kids are logged in.

I can't seem to figure out how to change the settings for a specific user. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?



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Hi all

New user here. I'm pretty good with Windows and computers in general, but can't figure out this new problem. I started worked from home recently, and find myself easily distracted by going online (facebook, etc) or going through my personal files on my computer.

I download an app called Cold Turkey which works well for blocking websites and programs I shouldn't be using during work hours. This is great.

To block myself from my personal files, I installed another hard drive to save my work files on. Then I created a standard user (my work account) and blocked it from accessing my personal hard drive. (My C: drive is separate SSD). I then made another standard user for my personal desktop, and used the parental settings to not allow me to login to that account during work hours. I let my wife create a password for the admin user, which I am not allowed to know, and I only change settings with her letting me into the admin user.

In summary, as it stands:
work user: standard, no access to personal drive
personal user: standard, restricted to login during non-work hours only
admin user: full rights, only my wife knows the password

Now, the problems. I can't install new software under my work user or my personal user without my wife being home to insert the password. This is annoying and unnecessary and sometimes I need to install something for work and I have to wait until later when she's home.

Second, there is one program in my personal user desktop that i... Read more

A:Custom security settings for users needed

The 3rd party program you need is YOU.
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I have edited security settings for Authenticated Users in Windows 10 and Denied all the permissions accidently. Is there any way to change the permission??

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I run Windows XP Pro. I want to set one user settings the way I want
and have all other users have the same desktop, bkmks, screen savers,
programs load, etc. etc. It is time consuming to set up all the same
programs for each user.

I have read about permissions, group policies, roaming profiles, etc
I am confused what to do.

I don't connect to a network it is just for one laptop computer with
two other users profiles.

thanks in advance

Mark S

A:< Same Settings for all Users >

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I am trying to apply settings for all our users on windows XP workstations, for example language settings or power settings. The problem is that when I change a setting on the adminstrative account I find that it doesnt take effect in the other user accounts. Does anyone know how to apply the settings for everyone on the workstation?

A:Settings for all users

Group Policy is what you are looking for,you can find out more here:
www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/ planning/management/groupsteps.asp - 101k - 10 May 2004

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I havre several PCs which are hot-desked with many users.

Can I make cretain IE security settings (Internet Options/Security/Local Intranet/Sites/Advanced) available to all users without having to change these settings one at a time for all users on all PCs.

Thanks in advance.

A:IE settings for all users

If they are XP Pro or Windows 2000 Pro, you can set a Local Policy.

Start > run > gpedit.msc

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When I send something to my desktop, it does not go where I think it should. I have 2 users in my C:\Documents and Settings. (I did not put either of them there). I sign in with Username. It does not go there in Username, Desktop. It goes to Username.ROOTS, Desktop, and shows on my desktop. If I put something in Username, Desktop, it does not go to my desktop. I do not have a Username.ROOTS shown in User Accounts. No other accounts. If I go to User Accounts, and make Username1, and sign in with it. Then delete Username, will it get rid of Username.ROOTS. Also will it make a Username1.Roots, and use it. I would like to get rid of these extra accounts in Documents and Settings.

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Some time ago I tried to simplify my logon users.
This has not caused a problem, but now my owner name is M7070N\HP_Administrator
And my File/Folder ownership is varied between Administrators and M7070N\HP_Administrator

I would like to clean this up … and learn how… “Safely”

I would like to retain all my current settings …
change the logon ownership name back to just plain “Administrators” …
remove the HP_Administrator folder from my Documents & Settings … and maybe the All Users …
and change all the file/folder ownership names back to just plain Administrators.

Or is this just plain not worth messing with ?

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I am using windows Vista. I have a Documents and Settings folder and a Users Folder. They seem to be exact duplicates. The Users seems to be in use more than the Documents and Settings. I would like to delete one or the other but do not want to corrupt my system. Is it safe to delete one and if so, which?

Is this a result of running a registry optimizer?

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XP Pro - 4 Users - All have Admin rights - 2 users all normal - 2 users settings all gone-cannot reset-Start Menu left side blank-cannot change Internet Options on IE - background colors in all settings boxes appears grey - Windows Media Player repeats setup wizard over and over when trying to play music - cannot change anything ???

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I recently reinstalled Win Xp. I use Windows Explorer quite frequently. When I open the tree :My Computer
+ Local Disk(C)
+ Documents and Settings
+All Users
+Default User

How did I get Owner ? All the other times I've installed XP(many),the "Owner" has been my name that I give the computer.

A:Documents and Settings-users

Is it a recovery disk or an actual Install disk? Just create a new user and delete the Owner one.

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I use this folder to keep icons on the desktop for our users. A few computers in one of the labs have this folder missing. Students probably got to messing around and deleted it.

Is there anyway to rebuild this folder to serve it's purpose or am I going to have to re-image the machine?

A:C:\documents and settings\all users is gone!

Hi Seth

You might first check to see if those pesky students changed the folder's properties to hidden - just as a prank [set the View in Windows Explorer to show hidden files temporarily].

That's the nice thing about having a backup image handy = they are great for computer labs at schools.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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Recently when I restarted my computer, it started up without my settings (background, files, etc.). At first I thought them to be lost, but in Documents and Settings I found my user name folder (John Smith) with all of my files and data in it. However, there is also a new folder (John Smith.JOHN) which seems to be the "user" that my computer is starting up to (i.e. the favorites in this folder match the favorites that are now being displayed on my computer). This new "user" is not listed in the Control Panel Users menu.

How can I delete this new folder and get my computer to start up with my old settings? In other words, I wish to delete "John Smith.JOHN" and only have "John Smith." It should be noted that the "Administrator" folder in Documents and Settings has the exact files as the new John Smith.JOHN folder. I would like to be the sole administrator and have my old files back in that folder. I cannot figure out how to do this since I cannot delete "John Smith.JOHN" while I am logged in as this profile. Again, I cannot switch users as this "user" does not exist except in the Documents and Settings folder.

Thank you sincerely for your help and advice.

A:Users in Documents and Settings

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I'd like to get some input from Windows 7 users regarding the User Account Control (UAC) feature, whether you use it or not (and why/why not if you choose to add) and opinions on it's usefulness, effectiveness, etc. and of course, whether you find it just plain annoying.


A:Windows 7 users UAC settings

While I always suggest that users leave UAC settings alone, I don't follow my own advice. I set UAC to off on my systems. Needless to say I take every other precaution to insure that the system is well protected and safe. New users should certainly leave it at default, and more experienced users are safe setting it to a lower setting - but still on. An easy way to manage uac is with a simple third party app name tweakuac: http://www.tweak-uac.com/home/ .

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I have a drive that had Vista Home Premium on it & NTFS as the file system. The drive went bad with over 100 K bad sectors. Preformed a hard drive recovery; After several days I managed to remap all the bad sectors so that I could read the drive when booting from a XP boot CD or a UBCD cd.

Now When I view the drives directory structure I can browse most of what is listed except for the Documents & Settings folder. When I try that one I get the message "Access Denied". I tried getting into the properties to see if I can change the properties but the Security tab did not show up.

I am a lot more familiar with XP than Vista. Is there an added security feature Vista has on the Documents & Setting folder that only Vista can open it. I tried using a Vista Recovery disk but it was not able to see the partition. Also I am not sure if there are any tools on the disk to recover files from a drive that no longer boots windows.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


A:Security Settings for Documents and Settings Folder

"Access Denied" is a proper and routine message encountered...when moving a hard drive from one system to another. Only impacts the Docs & Settings files/folders, all other files can be easily accessed.So can the Docs & Settings folders, by taking ownership of the files/folders.Taking Ownership in VistaLouis

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I looked up the programs running in the background on my computer and at least 6 of them are caused by worms. Norton does not detect them and adaware doesn't remove them. In the meantime when I looked under documents and settings I see there are two sets of user folders. One set is the user name.my computer name, the other is just the user name. One set has a different "date created" than the other, but the newer set has most recent files, etc. How do I get rid of one set?

I have an emachine running XP. 120 GB hard drive and 2800 processor. Thanks

A:two sets of users under docs and settings

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One of my users wants to use a different Office Assistant in MS Word. Pain in the *** I say, but it's a simple change so I go to make it.
She can't change it logged on as herself due to access restrictions. I try to map the drive as the admin but can't due to conflicting credentials or something of that nature. Then I log on as admin and make the change, but of course the change isn't propagated into the users account. And this brings me to my point. I'm new to administrating on a corporate level so bear with me...

We have our users locked down, and that won't change. So, when one of them wants a change to their system that requires admin rights, how do I do it and make sure the change happens to the user's account as well. Is there some way I can log on as admin in their account? With the above example what's the solution?


A:Admin trying to make changes to users settings

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Hi, I've recently started using Windows XP (Pro) with two user-accounts, one for my girlfriend and one for me, to keep all our preferences and documents seperated.
This works great for the most part, but today I noticed a weird thing. It seems that the choice of default webbrowser is not user-dependend? When I choose Firefox as the default browser in my settings, it is automatically the same for my girlfriend. When I change her specifically back to IE, my setting is also changed.

Is this a shortcoming in the personal settings, or am I overlooking something?

Thanks, Peter

A:Multiple users and personal settings


the user interface in Windows XP does not provide an option for setting the default browser for each user.

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i got a terrible headache , i spent all the afternoon to browse my Documents and Settings & users folder , no way , i was not able!

today i installed photoshop cs4 32 bit on my w7 32bit

i tried to browse Documents and Settings ->denied access

i tried to customize cs4 keyboard shortcuts and and menu

i tried to browse the folder user
i found my name , clicked on application data ->access denied

i was not able to browse these folders

i tried Add_Take_Ownership.reg , nothing

i'm really sad

is there a way to take control of my pc
i'm the administrator
i want to browse my pc
i bought w7 ultimate(ultimate only to have 2 language ,mine and my girlfriend) and it was not cheap

is there a way to take Ownership of my pc?


ps i'm almost disperate
have a great day

A:Documents and Settings & users not accessible

hi drugo, you could try a system restore prior to when you had problems System Restore or if that fails a repair install Repair Install hope that helps you

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We have a Windows Server computer with many many individual user accounts. Is there a way to make changes to core settings (such as printer choice) for all users, or do I need to log in to each account individually?

Edit: Sorry, I put the [Windows 10] tag on the post, reflexively.

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I'm running XP with two users. I'd like to have most of the programs, but not all of the folders available, both on this PC, the laptop, and on my home network. ( I realize that programs can only run on the PC they are loaded on ).

For example, when my wife signs on using her User name, I'd like for her to get Outlook with all of the files and folders, same as my settings. Right now, she gets Outlook, but not the same folder setup.

I'd also like to share all of my folders on the network, but only on my User name, not hers, and vice versa.

Is this possible, or is it too complicated for XP?


A:Setting up Multiple Users with same settings?

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I have an HP Compaq Elite 8300 with a very bare-bones install of 8.1 Enterprise. We have it connected to a 75" Samsung Smart TV and is used to give presentations in a boardroom-type setting. What i am trying to do is set the DPI settings for all users to 150% Whether they have logged in or not.
I found a Technet article saying to change the following registry setting:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\Current\Software\Fonts

but to no avail.
Any help would be greatly appreciated


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Today I tried to add an account to my Windows 10 computer (Version 1607 Build 14393.321). Not something I do very often so I Googled it. When I select Settings - Accounts, I do not see the option for "Family and other users" like the screen image below. This image is not from my machine - it's from a site that shows how to add an account.

What I see is shown in the screen shown below. If I click on the big + box for "Add someone else to this PC:, I do not get a screen that says "Add a child or an adult?" and then "Lets create an account".

When I click on "Other People" and then the PLUS box for "Add someone else to this PC" it takes me to the inset box in the 2nd screenshot below. From there, I can select Users, then from the Action option, New User, then fill in the boxes. I have no idea why what happens on my PC is totally different than the several web sites I found that take you through this process. Any ideas are appreciated.

A:Family & Other Users does not appear in Settings - Accounts

The instructions and the screenshot on the other site you mention describe how it's done in Windows 10 Home and Pro. You are using Windows 10 Enterprise by the looks of it.

On Windows 10 Enterprise edition:
Select the Start button, then select Settings > Accounts > Other people > Add someone else to this PC.


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In Win2k and XP you have a C:\Documents and settings\All Users folder by default. My questions is can I make every user that logs into this XP Pro PC use that folder and settings folder with out creating a new folder for each user. i.e. Mofo logs on to that PC and C:\Documents and Settings\mofo folder gets created and new settings are in effect and more disk space is used. I want every user that uses this PC to have the same exact desktop and settings and when Mofo changes the desktop then the next user that logs on to this PC gets that change.



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Hello everyone! Just faced a problem where my "users" link under PC settings have just completely dissapeared... Also when i got to: "Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts" i see the links:
Change your account typeManage another accountChange user account control settings
but if i click on one of these links - nothing happens. I am logged as administrator and using Win8 64bit. Thanks in advance

A:Users link under PC settings dissappeared!

Same problem here!!! Windows 8 Pro (italian)

I have an user account connected with hotmail.

Even enabling and using the users "Administrator", i can't access to Users settings, i can't access to the UAC setting... like someone have disabled it.

I have some problem in services too (descriptions are gone!)
And when i click to some "uac" protected buttons i have this error

I have do a lot of thing, sfc, chkdsk, anti malware (from normale and safe mode, with or without administrator user)

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Kaspersky tells me there is a 2 viruses in my Document and Settings and I have tried there and in USERS/All users, etc and it to is ACCESS IS DENIED and I want to confirm that Kaspersky DID delete all traces of that virus.
HOW do I get this get to these folder to check? Ask my mother or my priest for permission to access my own computer that i bought and paid for. Of course I am misguided as i believe that I should have access to my own computer.

But don't want to get started on my rant about Microsoft 7 and "permissions" and "access" to my computers. the ole "pay us but don't expect any access"

anyone know how to get around this madness?


Login as an administrator.

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Hi, got a question, need ur guys help here...
how come when i put some link in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Favorites , it doesnt reflect on all the users who log in to the computer..

whereas if i put a notepad here
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop

i will show on everyone.


A:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Favorites

Each user has a separate folder even when the only user is also the administrator. In
XP, the obvious reproduction of a duplicate default can clearly be seen by opening the
"doc+settings" folder to see the process there. Try copying the file to a user named in
the desktop. Favorites is mainly for the IE6.0 browser links dragged off a web page.

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I can't seem to find my personal settings after my machine loads my account settings. As of Friday, they were all there from Favorites to Recent Docs etc. Even some files on my C:\ are missing. Should I run a system restore or does anyone have an other advice?


A:Can't see users profile settings, i.e. Favorites

hello & welcome to TSF,

this sounds like your system has been infected with this type of change

it is most likely maleware or a trojan maybe a virus

follow this link


please read all instructions & follow them / save all logs from scans to the desktop for ease of reposting / if you have probs. with any of the steps make a note to add with your new post


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My issue is IE6 in W2K, how could I make all users or any new users for that matter, make there internet settings all the same. specifically the homepage, privacy websites. Any suggestions...

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I am looking for ideas on how to back up my users settings. I need ideas beyond, windows system back up, or coping the users folders. I want something that will back up all there settings and then allow me to redeploy on any other system. Example I have a user that is currently connected to the domain, would like to remove her account from the domain and just let her be a local user or maybe give her a new computer and her just be a local user. I want all of this users settings, outlook, bookmarks, right down to icons on her desktop to move along with her. Is there a good, somewhat easy way to do this, maybe a good set of tools, some special software? Any help would be much appreciated, thank you in advance.

A:Best practices for backing up users settings?

I am thinking of maybe exporting that.. my original post is not really what you would use.. Use a flash drive to put that users info on , maybe ?

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Im working with windows 2000 and have been hooked up to a small peer to peer network. However we have now changed to having to log on to the server due to new software and machines. Now that I have a new Identity whenI log on to the server...none of my old setings are there ... its like starting fresh with a new pc. Is there a way to copy or import all my settings from my old identity to my new one...for example: my Outlook express contacts, account & preferences? And I mean everything like desktop background etc. Otherwise its gonna take a bit of pissing around to get it all back to the way I had it before

Would appreciate any help on this one... thanks

A:Copying users settings between identities

You can set up Roaming Profiles on a host machine.

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I’m installing a scanner on a windows 2000 machine that will be used by 4 users. I would like to set it up so when a different user logs in the scanner settings (OCR settings, pixel resolution, etc…) are the same for everybody. How can I do this?


A:keeping same settings for all users in win2000

anybody have an idea?

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Hi, I am using win xp prof. media center edition, and using modem/router to access internet, and have set my pc to have a static IP address so I can use the port forwarding features in my router to allow programs to access the internet. But, I think it is each time a different user logs into windows OR randomly, the settings I have specified in:

control panel/network connections/local area connection-properties-TCP/IP properties

They change from my specified IP addresses that work (IP address,subnet mask,default gateway,and DNS server addresses) to the "obtain an IP address automatically".

This leaves other users unable to have a working internet connection (they don't know how to put back the correct settings in the TCP/IP properties box) so does anyone know why windows is doing this, or perhaps if It could be a program doing this (unlikely) and how to stop it, so that my manually inputted settings are always there and dont disappear?

Any help much appreciated.

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I just (finally) upgraded my system software from ME to XP home edition, a much needed change, but I'm having some trouble getting back my old settings. I found that I have all my old files and settings on one user screen names, but not on the rest. That wouldn't be too much of a problem except I need to have some of my old e-mails on another screen name. I figured out how to share the old bookmarks and things like that (documents and settings) but cannot figure out how to move all my old e-mails from outlook.
Cory Luquet

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I am looking for a third party software to allow myself to do all the following, on a networked computer.
I am setting up multiple users as local users and not adding them to the domain, but I have added the workstation to domain. I need the users to have internet access.
When starting/restarting Windows, I want to auto-logon the users I have set up. I want to load up to the Switch User screen as the default screen on startup.
On the switch user screen, I want the user to be able to double click on thier name and go straight to their desktop without prompting for a password.
I would like to be able the change the lock screen to the switch user screen, for the: On resume, display logon screen (option) and not log off the current user when it switches from thier desktop to the switch user screen.
I know this is a lot. If I need to install more than one third party software to do this, that will be fine too. Any feedback would be appreciated.

A:Managing multiple users and system settings

Logging on Automatically is easy enough to do. Log On Automatically at Startup

For the other stuff you may need to go into the Group Policy Editor, look through there and work with the settings, I can't say precisely which settings would have the desired effect.

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We are on a domain, but a lot of our people work in the field. We are trying to find something other than a GPO.

Our Medical records system requires specific IE settings. I cannot manually change all settings now due to existing GPO's that are in place. If I were to get a clean install computer not on our domain and manually set the IE settings as needed, can I then
export those settings and have those exact settings apply on all domain users computers? If so, how do I do that? I need specific steps so since I am not well versed in this. I saw one post where someone said, import/export file, then export the file. That
doesn't help. How do I do that? What type of file is then output? How do I apply that file to other users computers. Example, we need trusted sites zone edited, but cannot, because there are existing GPOS. I just want to set IE settings, export those settings
and then have them apply to all domain accounts.

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I'm have admin rights on a laptop, another user does not so they can't change power settings. Can I alter the power settings on their account through regedit...specifically I want to alter the behaviour of the laptop when closing the lid.

Does anyone know a way of doing this?

A:Can I alter other users power settings through regedit?

I am 99.99 percent sure a power plan works for all users. You could create your own power plans to easily switch between ones you want to use.

Users are, by default, supposed to be able to change their own power plan. Even if they aren't an administrator. So I'm not sure why that is a problem in your case. See this tutorial if you would like to 'allow all users to choose their own plan': Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users - Windows 7 Help Forums

Here is an even faster way of selecting a power plan: Power Plan - Choose from Desktop Context Menu in Windows

And how to create a custom power plan: Custom Power Plan - Create or Delete - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I'm looking for a solution to prevent my AD users from changing the regional and language settings.
But my boss doesn't want it to be done by a Policy script, is there any other possibility like registry settings or whatever??


A:how to prevent users from changing regional settings

Your boss doesn't want you using group policies in AD?
why not? Your issue is exactly what GPOs are for

are the users administrators on their pcs?

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Is there a way to establish exact desktop settings for multiple domain users on a single workstation? We're not using roaming profiles in this situation as they can be problematic. We're having to do this manually and it is terribly time consuming. Thanks for any advice.

A:identical desktop settings for multiple users

Create Local Policies should work.

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I only recently found out you shouldn't use your administrators account to work online when possible. Is there a way to get all my bookmarks, desktop settings, and various configurations to another user account? Any help appreciated.

A:Is there a way to import settings/history between users on a computer?

Hello ,

i know this states (corrupt) but i beleive that this is what you want to do

should work any way

follow the link


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Working with XP Pro here.

I used to be pretty much the only user of my PC ... but I will have some guests around for awhile, so I would like to set up other user accts.

I want to be the only user that has access to ALL programs.(my user acct already has admin privileges). I just want the basics for anyone else.

Other than going thru a tedious cut-copy-paste, drag/drop project between the "All Users" folder & each users folder .....

Is there a simpler way to accomplish this ?.

Better yet ... is there a bigger picture so to speak, that I should be looking into, that would accomplish this & provide peace of mind in other areas as well, such as limit access to files & folders elsewhere ?.

Doing something in Administrative Tools perhaps ?.

I would think having Pro vs Home would offer some advantage in this situation, but I'm not sure(that's why I'm asking).

The easier the better ... even if it requires a 3rd party program

Thanks for the help.

A:Doc & Settings - Users & Start Menu Items

I don't have XP pro but with what I know you can:
Create a limited account
Turn off its write permissions to folders like WINDOWS and Program Files and read permissions to other users.
Open Start menu folder and delete shortcuts
And to stop them changing system settings log onto that account and lock it up with Group Policy Editor - Start->Run->gpedit.msc (wish I had that in home edition lol)
Tweak it all to your liking.

Be careful not to change system wide restrictions in the group policy editor.

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Hi All

I would like to know if someone could help me with the following issue.

Currently I am setting up a stand alone machine which has one admin account and multiple user accounts.

I want to be able to allow users to change their network adaptor settings without windows 7 prompting them for the admin password and username. I am happy for it to ask for the users credentials when they are doing the change, but currently they need the admin password which I do not want to give to them. The network Configuration Operator account type still prompts for the admin password, not the user password

Is there a way to downgrade the account required to change the network adaptor setting? The computer itself also has duel nics.

My other issue, which is somewhat unrelated is that when I apply a SSLF GPO to the laptop, it prevents the user from even getting to the credentials menu, and comes up saying an unexpected error occured.

If someone could help with my main problem though that would be appreciated.


A:Network Adaptor settings and normal Users

Hello CeJay;

Is this to be a Windows 7 Home Premium or Pro version stand alone machine?


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I have Windows XP Pro and I am trying to create multiple users, which I can, however I want to have them with all with same background and a few other settings.

can anyone provide me in how to get all users to have same setting such as same background


A:Create multiple users with same background and a few other settings

You can apply the background with a local user policy - read up on using gpedit.msc. Here are a couple of helpful links: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307882

You may be able to make some changes to the All Users profile for other things, and even Default User for not-yet-mini-setup'd accounts.

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Ok, so I recently re-installed windows (Windows 7 Home Prem. 64 bit, SP 1), had no issues with it before, Had this PC for year and a half, and today suddenly it gives me the above error when i try to download a file (Even windows updates) off of IE, It's also worth noting pictures do not show up either.
I have found a temporarly looparound by moving a Firefox copy onto this PC from my Labtop via flash drive, but its far from a fix. Still can't download anything, but I can see images and watch some youtube videos.

But theres another error as well when i try to download off of firefox:

I have tried changing my Internet Security settings, but they don't solve anything and they actually reset themselves back to the defualt (Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded) after about 5-10 minuites.

Pretty confident it's a windows issue and not a Networking issue as everyone else can connect fine, and iits also causing issues like "File is corrupt" whenever trying to open files, and is breaking both Firefox and IE, But if mods think this thread is more appropiate somewhere else, Be my guest to move it where it would get awnsered better.

Tried so far:
Reinstalling windows (Yes i moved my games/files to flash drive(s) and formatted my disk when installing)

Changing Internet Security Settings

Thanks in advance.

A:Security Alert Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded

Hi, welcome to the forums you say changed internet security settings go to start, search and (copy paste) inetcpl.cpl ,,2 Open custom and make sure a check in "enable" is set for "Downloads". If you have already done this (it is this way by default) what Anti Virus do you use, and firewall.

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This is copied by dvk01's post in the Malware Removal/HijackThis forum.

This advice is reposted from the advice given by Tony Klein, the acknowledged spyware & malware expert who supports many forums on the net.

I have added a few minor updates to it

You usually get infected because your security settings are too low.

Here are a number of recommendations that will help tighten them, and which will contribute to making you a less likely victim:

1) Watch what you download!
Many freeware programs, and P2P programs like Grokster, Imesh, Kazaa and others are amongst the most notorious, come with an enormous amount of bundled spyware that will eat system resources, slow down your system, clash with other installed software, or just plain crash your browser or even Windows itself.

2) Go to IE > Tools > Windows Update > Product Updates, and install ALL Security Updates listed.
It's important to always keep current with the latest security fixes from Microsoft. Install those patches for Internet Explorer, and make sure your installation of Java VM is up-to-date. There are some well known security bugs with Microsoft Java VM which are exploited regularly by browser hijackers.

3) Go to Internet Options/Security/Internet, press 'default level', then OK.
Now press "Custom Level."
In the ActiveX section, set the first two options ("Download signed and unsigned ActiveX controls) to 'prompt', and 'Initialize and Sc... Read more

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This advice is reposted from the advice given by Tony Klein, the acknowledged spyware & malware expert who supports many forums on the net.

I have added a few minor updates to it

You usually get infected because your security settings are too low.

Here are a number of recommendations that will help tighten them, and which will contribute to making you a less likely victim:

1) Watch what you download!
Many freeware programs, and P2P programs like Grokster, Imesh, Kazaa and others are amongst the most notorious, come with an enormous amount of bundled spyware that will eat system resources, slow down your system, clash with other installed software, or just plain crash your browser or even Windows itself.

2) Go to IE > Tools > Windows Update > Product Updates, and install ALL Security Updates listed.
It's important to always keep current with the latest security fixes from Microsoft. Install those patches for Internet Explorer, and make sure your installation of Java VM is up-to-date. There are some well known security bugs with Microsoft Java VM which are exploited regularly by browser hijackers.

3) Go to Internet Options/Security/Internet, press 'default level', then OK.
Now press "Custom Level."
In the ActiveX section, set the first two options ("Download signed and unsigned ActiveX controls) to 'prompt', and 'Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe" to 'disable'.

Now y... Read more

A:General Security Information, How to tighten Security Settings and Warnings

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