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Limited user account can't access internet!

Q: Limited user account can't access internet!

Hey Guys,

I'm having a fairly similar issue to this one. My boss at work (who is completely computer illiterate) decided to install Norton Internet Security on his own. And now the HotelGuest account which is a Limited User account can't access the internet at all. I have tried serveral solution on my own - uninstall NIS, delete user account and then recreate it, reinstalled NIS and triple checked NIS user settings to insure account was active and allowed Internet access, I even tried the one suggested here, which caused an odd occurence. Once the Limited account is changed to Admin the internet works and once its changed back it stops again, and since this is a public computer leaving it set to Admin(my boss's suggestion) is completely out of the question unless I want to spend 10 hours a day cleaning up Porn, P2P appz, and otherwise "Duct Taping" this POS back together.

Any ideas that may help with this issue are great appreciated and welcome.
Thanks in advance,
Arminius

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A: Limited user account can't access internet!

I've split your post into it's own thread, since we like to have one problem per thread.

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Aright...so, I have a limited user account on my laptop (windows xp home sp2) and I'm trying to allow this user to access the internet via my wireless LAN.

The limited account can access the internet through a dial-up connection, and my virus update software can connect to the net through the wireless network, but when I try to use Internet Explorer while logged in as a limited user, there is no internet connection available.

How do I allow the limited user to access the internet?
 

A:Limited user account can't access internet!

Change the limited user account to an admin account open up IE and run the wizard (tools/internet options/connections/setup) and make sure its setup for your type of network. Once you have it opening up webpages change the account back to limited.
 

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I have two limited user accounts on my system, and my Admin account.
My Admin account can access Start/Computer and any drive I have.
My limited user accounts cannot, they can't even access the Public folders, only their own folders (which also means the libraries are limited to them also).
I created a new test (limited user) account, and it was able to access these with no issues.
Originally they could access the drives with no problems.
I do not know what changed, and therefore how to resolve this.
Please help?

A:Start/Computer access, limited user account.

Windows 7 Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

Read this information and see if it is helpful in your situation.

For drive, right click,properties, share.

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Hi all. I recently formatted my drive and did a fresh (legit) reinstall of XP. I've been trying to run a very tight ship since then, among other things, doing my daily work in a limited account. I have a large number of files that I backed up from my previous (admin) account and have copied over to my newly formated drive, and which I now need to access regularly as a limited user.

Mostly this works okay, but I've found that for a lot of my files I just can't get write access to as a limited user. These are just random text and image files -- not anything significant or sensitive. They're not being used by any other process. If I switch accounts and open them as admin, then I can write to them. Otherwise not.

I noticed that after I initially copied all these files back onto my drive, they were flagged as 'read only.' I changed that in the Admin account, and now there's no 'read only' flag when I check the properties as a limited user. However, I still don't have any write permission.

Any insight would be apprecited.

Cheers,
FP.
 

A:limited user account file access issues

Welcome to TSG!

I suspect you need to take ownership of the files from the limited account.
First, change the limited account to a Computer Administrator account
Follow the steps in this article to take ownership of the files:
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

Then, change the account back to a Limited Account.

HTH

Jerry
 

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I am logged in as admin. I go to create another account, and wish to select "limited", and it is present, but not a choice. We I mouse over it, it does not allow me to select it. What is the problem here.

A:[SOLVED] create user account with limited access problem

HI -

Could I get a screen grab of what it looks like before and after you're hovering over the choice, please.

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Is it possible, using Win XP Pro, to have an account set up, Limited Account, and not allow the limited account access to the internet?

If so, how could I set this up? I just want to set up another account for a roomate, but not allow internet access if possible.

Thanks.
 

A:Blocking internet access for limited account...

I don't know of a free one, but here is a program I believe will do the job for you. Click here.
 

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How can I stop access to the use of the internet by a limited user? I know how to stop the use of iexplorer.
So how can I stop a userís ability to use the address bar to access the internet?

Using xp pro sp2
 

A:Stop internet access for a limited user

I don't know how you'd actually do this, but here's an idea: disable TCP/IP in the network connection's properties for that user, then restrict their access to the network connection settings (or the entire control panel).
 

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hi,
i want to restrict limited user account to access internet.

A:Restrict limited user to access internet

Hi amitbciit, and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delayed response but as you can probably see, we are very busy here right now.

If you still require our assistance with this matter, please post back.

I will subscribe to your thread so that i will be alerted to any response from you and will get back to you as soon as i can.

Could you please provide a more detailed explanation of what you are trying to acheive?

Thankyou.

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hi,
i want to restrict limited user account to access internet. i am using win xp proffessional.

A:restrict limited user to access internet

Welcome to TSF

Check these out
http://www.wikihow.com/Restrict-Web-...ernet-Explorer
http://www.howtonetworking.com/Internet/restrictie0.htm

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I just finished setting up my grandchildren's computer and tried to set one Administrator's account and 3 limited accounts for them to use in order to stop them downloading so much. My problem came when I set it up at their house and learned that using their dial-up Netzero account, they couldn't get online. I could only connect through the Administrator's account. I have always read that one should never use the Administrator's account all the time for safety's sake, so I am assuming I did something wrong. Right now I have all of them set to Administrator again so they can all get online through their own user accounts.

Is there a way to change things so they can get online with limited accounts?

Thanks
Peg
 

A:Limited User Accounts and Internet Access Problem

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I've been asked to configure Windows 7 Professional computers to limit access to only a few select programs. I've had good success using a standard user account and setting options in Group Policy (e.g. "Only run specified Windows applications").

However, I've also been asked to enable limited Internet access - i.e. access to only a few select websites. I've been able to do this to some extent via Content Advisor and a "fake rating", but one of the sites I need to allow calls on several other websites, such as Facebook (e.g. the "Like this" button), so in order to stop Content Advisor from prompting for a password every time the user clicks a link on the page, I have to enable the whole Facebook domain, which defeats the point of limiting access in the first place!

Does anyone know of a program/method of limiting Internet access that is smart enough to realize that a website is calling on another one (often with impossible-to-allow random urls, such as Internet ordering features) and thus allow it through?

Any other solutions/suggestions would also be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your help.

A:Anyone know of a GOOD way to give limited Internet access to a user?

How to Block an IP Address on a Computer | eHow.com
How to Restrict Web Browsing Using Internet Explorer - wikiHow
Restricting Specific Web Sites in Internet Explorer Using Group Policy
Internet censorship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Above may give you some ideas.
Have you got a firewall that monitors traffic?
Can you block IP ranges with your firewall?

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WinXP SP3; A limited account is unable to access the internet via wireless connection unless an administrator account has logged on to the wireless network. Works Ok after administrator account has logged on and established link.

Our church wants to set up a computer in our library for visitors to use to access the internet. A hard wire connection to the router works with the Visitor Limited Account without the Administrator account being logged on. Running a hard wire CAT5 cable to the library isnít an option. The computerís wireless adapter is Belkin G Plus MIMO USB adapter. The DSL Modem/Router is a Siemens SE 567. Any Ideas?
 

A:Solved: limited account is unable to access the internet via wireless connection

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Hi,
In our company, there are few computers where we can access only limited user accounts. I went to control panel >> user accounts >>...it shows the only limited user account name like "xyz". It doesn't show us any administrator account names, why is it so? And how I can make it happen in my personal computer?

A:xp shows only limited account name in user account control panel

Because you are logged in as a Limited User, so you can't make changes to the computer. Speak with your Network Administrator at your company.
At the log in screen hit CTRL+ALT+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the traditional Windows Log In Screen. If you have the Built In Administrator accounts password, you can log in as Administrator and create a new Admin user account.

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Hi guys, just the title of the thread pretty much says it all.
want to create a really limited user account for the kids of the house. I already have a user account, and have tried to set up a limited one through control panel. But that asks me to first create an Administer Account, which i already have. So it would be pointless if i had two Administer Accounts showing up on the welcome screen.
Also i'm kind of a novice at this, but i am keen to learn. so help with privacy and parental control would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Creating a Limited User Account without having the create an Adminster Account first.

log off your user account and login as administrator,to get admin acc. ctrl_alt_del do it twice, if the admin one is not seen then login create the user account and edit the permissions
 

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

A:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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Hi,

When I try to access internet on one of my user accounts I get an "Unable to find proxy server" error message, while the other user account works fine?!

I'm using Firefox Vers 3.6.8 on both accounts.

I've checked network settings & the account that's not working says it's connected to the LAN.

We had no problem before, the only difference is that we recently switched ISP's.

Thanks,

BBB

A:Can only access internet on one user account

on the account that can't connect, in Tools, Options, Advanced tab, click settings: click on the autodetect button. Has that worked? another possibility is the account is corrupt.

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Hello,

Out of the blue, one of the two user accounts on my laptop cannot access the internet. It's the admin account. I'm using another account on the same computer to get to the internet. I have a linksys wireless router and I use McAffee AV. I have made no configuration changes whatsoever.

Thanks,
Philip
WinXP Tablet Edition
 

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I have 4 user accounts on my PC but recently discovered that on 1 of them, i cannot access the internet. Is there something been accidently "turned off" ??
Please Help.
Thanks
 

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Domain account (member of local admin group) suddenly can't access with browsing or outlook, ping webpage is ok and LAN access is ok. I tried other domain accounts to log on and internet access is ok
Does anybody know how to fix the issue?

Thanks
Cypress

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Well the problems I have with windows 7 keep coming. This is the flavor of the day. My wifes user account has internet access but mine does not. What could cause that and why? Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:One user account has internet access the other does not

  
Quote: Originally Posted by groads2msncom


Well the problems I have with windows 7 keep coming. This is the flavor of the day. My wifes user account has internet access but mine does not. What could cause that and why? Any help is greatly appreciated.



we could use a ton more info. system specs, network setup, clean install or upgrade, admin user or regular, the list goes on.
Ken

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Since this a security forum, I thought it would be nice to see how many of our members bother creating a Standard User Account or simply use the default Admin User Account.

Anyone is free to explain their own reasoning for choosing a type of account if he/she wants to.

Currently I use a Standard User Account. Decided to try one a few days ago, and so far I like it. I don't find it that much annoying or bothersome(so far)
 

A:Administrator Account vs Standard/Limited User Account

I do beta and malware testing, so a SUA\LUA doesn't make much sense for me; for what I do - processes need elevated privileges on a frequent basis - making a SUA\LUA impractical.
 

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hello every one
I was hoping if some one could help me at this.
I had created a local account in my machine which is a part of a small office network. and given it administrative rights. every once in a while the account gets downgraded to a limited user account and a I had to go all the way to control panel to reset the settings for that specific user account. I tried background check on the machine to check it for possible malware or virus infection but couldn't find anything.
could it be the user profile settings getting changed athomatically due several usages or could it be log file getting full or needs to be cleared?
so much in need for help

A:admin account gets downgraded to limited user account

possibly because that comp didnt come with Ultimate and when it re-activates, it uses the true Admin account and resets the others.

Roy

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Hi all.

I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition and I would like to use my current account as a Limited user account.

I realise that I will need at least one administrator account on my PC -- so I go into user accounts, create a new administrator account, then I try to change my current account to a limited account, but it will not let me!

See the screenshots;

I would like Admin to be administrator, and Dell07 to be Limited... I do not have the option to change Dell07 to limited for some strange reason.

I have managed to do this on my parents PC easily. I simply created another Administrator account, then changed their account to a limited one. I don't understand why this will not work on Windows XP MCE...

Any idea why this is happening?!
 

A:Help change my account to a limited user account!

You should log-on to the administrator account thru safe mode and this will allow you to change the account you want to so it will be a low-admin account. You can not change the account you are logged into t anything other than the account it is because it is the active account.
 

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I just realized that I am unable to access my other users accounts (which are limited) desktops. I use documents and settings folder to get there, but I get this error:

"C:\Documents and Setting\Natalie and Dave\Desktop

Access is denied."

I can access the other limited account, but just not "Natalie and Dave's" desktop. I don't know why either, I am the only administrator account and I am able to access one of two limited accounts desktop.

Is there anything I can do, besides removing the account? Thanks!

A:Administrator account unable to access limited account's desktop?

You can try taking ownership if you're really an administrator.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
I don't know what effect that will have when Natalie and Dave try to log in though (if they'll have permission to access their own Desktop that is).
The other possibility is corruption in the file system. If that's the case, run chkdsk /f from the command line (click start, (all) programs, accessories, command prompt, and type chkdsk /f press y and then reboot). When it reboots it will run the disk check, then reboot again. You can see the results of the chkdsk in your event viewer. (control panel (classic view), administrative tools, event viewer, application log, and look for events named winlogon).

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Is a Limited User account as useful as it is on XP and Win7?
On my other machines I use the Limited User accounts for internet facing activities.
Is it just as worthwhile on Win8?
Thanks for your time
 

A:Limited User Account

yes, it is worthwhile. you gain some protection from hacking.
 

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I have set up a limited user account and can not play the game Scrabble unless logged in as administrator. I have followed the steps provided in MS KB Q307091.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q307091

However, if I run the app logged in as the limited user and choose to use the "current user" (which is selected as the admin account) I get the error message, "Failed to find then failed to create the Registry Key Hasbro\...."

If I choose the radio button for "The following user" and drop down to the administrator account my password is not accepted. If I select to run with the limited account I am prompted with "unkown user name or bad password"

The limited account does not use a password. Does it need one to run the program this way?

What am I doing wrong here?

Thank You!
 

A:Limited User Account?

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Hi
I used to load my computer and i could see 2 user account mine as an administrator and my wife as an administrator and I would start from there without any password protected. Now the babysitter without my consent and i don't know what she did but now i have to log on to window with a password and this is ok but i didn't have to do it before. After when i go to try to change user account under control panel I cannot pick a task and ( like adding a new user account or change limited to administrator) only have 1 user account and its a limited one. So what can i do so that i can have administrator account again. I know that I can see my old account when i go to tools/computer management/local user and group/user i can see my old account and my wife too but don't know how too or if i can restore them.Please help me and I hope i explained it properly .

First ever post here

Thanks
Dan
 

A:only user limited account now .

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Is there a way to configure a Limited User Account in XP (MCE in my case)? I've read that a limited account can help protect against infections but I've got several programs that do not function properly in a limited account. I know the computers at my college were not granted full administrative privileges, but I was still able to install applications. So that leads me to think there must be someway to configure each user beyond a limited account being on or off.

Thanks for your help,
Bug

A:Limited User Account

I've read that a limited account can help protect against infectionsLimited account won't protect yourself from any infections.Limited account is designed so other users can't do certain things, you wouldn't like them to do.You can't protect yourself from yourself

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I finally set up a limited user account for better security. Now, some programs don't run properly. For example, NTI and Nero burning programs don't find any CD/DVD burners, though they work fine in Administrator accounts. I don't know what is going on or how to fix it. Is there any control over what limited accounts can be allowed to do?

A:Limited User account troubles

Hi there...

Do you have XP Pro or Home Edition?

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I earlier tried to add a second user onto my system, a limited one as sort of a guest account, with a little more access and a password. I went in through the Users control panel, and added a new user as a Limited Account.That part worked fine, but when I go to log into the user account, the system just hangs. I'm able to move the mouse and Ctrl+Alt+Delete. When I do bring up the task manager, the only processes running are winlogon.exe, csrss.exe and SDMCP.exe (and of course the task manager).After trying to run explorer.exe through the run dialog, I used the task manager to log out of the limited account, which worked perfectly fine. I then used my main account to create a third user, a second Admin account. I logged into that account and everything started up like it should. I went back into my main account, removed the second admin account and tried activating the Guest account. I tried to log into the guest account, but got the same problem as with the limited account.Could there be something wrong with my system that doesn't allow certain administrative access to be restricted, such as the guest and limited account would require?Has anyone heard of this happening before, and (hopefully) know how to fix it without having to do a system restore. Even if you've never head of this before, some ideas would be useful to know what up.P.S: I'm running Windows XP SP2, and the only things that should be running on startup is my firewall (ZoneAlarm) and my Anti-Vir... Read more

A:Limited User Account Creation

Are you using the fast user switching mode or the logon mode?

In addition to the av ap and the firewall there are also Windows processes thta should appear in your startup menu. Did you disable any?

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I'm running Win XP Pro. I have a "Admin Account, which has all my software installed along with my personal settings like the look of Windows XP Pro, wallpaper, icons and etc. I would like to use the "Limited Account" that I created just like Leo Laporte recommends. Is there a way to migrate all my settings and configuration of the environment that I have set in the "Admin Account" to the "Limited Account" so that I can only install software or make major changes when I am logged into the "Admin Account" yet still have all my settings and look in the "Limited Account?"
All your help is appreciated.
 

A:Setting Up a Limited User Account

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I have set up a new regular user account (Windows 7 Home Premium).  I want this user to have access to only one program that is on my PC.  How do I limit this?  Thanks.

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Ok guys I'm having problems with my user accounts on windows xp. I accidentally changed my User account to limited now it wont let me change the account type. It says only the administrator can change it so how do I get around this. If someone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:How To Change Limited User Account

Is it XP Home?

If so boot into Safe Mode and change the account there.

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Hi
I used to load my computer and i could see 2 user account mine as an administrator and my wife as an administrator and I would start from there without any password protected. Now the babysitter without my consent and i don't know what she did but now i have to log on to window with a password and this is ok but i didn't have to do it before. After when i go to try to change user account under control panel I cannot pick a task and ( like adding a new user account or change limited to administrator) only have 1 user account and its a limited one. So what can i do so that i can have administrator account again. I know that I can see my old account when i go to tools/computer management/local user and group/user i can see my old account and my wife too but don't know how too or if i can restore them.Please help me and I hope i explained it properly .

Thanks

A:[RESOLVED] Now i only have limited user account

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Boot into Safe Mode as Administrator and change your account back to admin.

You might then want to use system restore to a date before she used the pc. Then you want to put in place a password on both your accounts so she cannot access your computer. You might want to enable the guest account and make her/him use that or you may end up in a heep of trouble when she/he returns.

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I've recently setup a limited user account on a XPSP2 Home machine. The intent is to use it for internet and email. When I switch to this account, and try to setup, say, my email client, the configuration or settings do not stick. On a couple other apps too, when I click on them to start them, it's as if it's the first time they are being executed. I enter the info, apply or save, and when I shut the app and come back into it, the same thing happens. For instance; in the email client, each time I go in, the setup wizard starts and asks for my pop3 and smtp etc..I enter it, save, shut the app, come back in and the wizard starts again, asking for the same things. Along with this limited user account, is the original admin account(the one that shows up in safe mode), and a password protected admin account, visible at the welcome screen. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.
patmac
 

A:Limited User Account Problem

It has been awhile since I messed with the limited accounts in XP Home, but I remember finding them difficult to configure the way I wanted..
Have you tried extending the account to administrator, and doing the setups, then reducing the account to limited again?
 

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I have created a second account for me (a limited on) in order not to use the lapton under the admin account. However, after I log-in to the limited, I can't connect to the internet. When I go the Network area in order to try and connect or set uo the connection to the Internet by setting up the connection I get a message saying that I do not have the right to change the settings. Where do I go in the admin account in odrer to set the connection to the Internet for the limited account?
 

A:Settings in a Limited User Account

first question is, what os? You will only be able to make those changes from admin. Why don't you want to use the admin as your default account?

v
 

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Basically, I have a family member who does things on the computer that they shouldn't be doing and never listen. Currently, there is only 1 account on the computer and it is the admin account.

What I am looking to do is, create a user account that is limited from absolutely everything pretty much, except browse the internet, use Skype, watch online streams, etc.

I want to set the account so that they cannot install absolutely anything on the computer. That's one of the biggest issues I have right now. I tell them not to download anything, install anything and what not, but they never listen. I want it so that even if they manage to download a file, they cannot install it.

I hope I've made my problem as clear as possible.

Needless to say, the OS is XP Pro SP3.

Please and Thank you!

A:User Account - Limited Control

Control Panel Icons: Windows XP User Accounts
http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/BC/bcs4p11.html

Quote:




DISABLE FAST USER SWITCHING

I advise not to use fast user switching (or as less as possible). This option has a great advantage to quickly check your e-mail, print a file or whatever, while the other user is logged on. To disable this fast user switching: Control Panel, User accounts, Change the way users logging on or off, disable Use Fast User Switching. By disabling Use the Welcome screen, users must long on with both their username and password.

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Can anyone help me in enabling msconfing to run in a limited user account in Windows XP Professional? As of now I am getting Access is Denied error on trying to access msconfig!

I tried a lot looking around in gpedit.msc from an admin account for an option to enable it in a Limited User account and also in Registry but to no avail.

An early response will be appreciated.

THANKS TO ALL HELPING MEMBERS - ATISH
Technical Support Officer - MS Windows XP

"Compatibilty without Flexibility is a Liability."

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A:Allow msconfig in Limited user account in XPP

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Hello all, just found your Forum - hope you can help with a problem...

A friend of mine has set up her XP-based PC so that SHE has the only Administrator account. But one of her kids has managed to lock her out of seeing his temporary files - he has a Limited User account.

Normally, she can go to C:\documents and settings and open his user folder. now, if tells her 'access denied'. She is OK with opening the folders on other Limited User accounts.

How can she get access again?

Thanks!

> Jimmer <

A:Limited User Account privacy?

Can you go through your Administrative Tools part and change it from there?
Adam

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Dear all,
I am not able to copy files and folders from one drive to another.The Error: cannot copy (the file name). Access denied
Make sure the disk is not full and write protected.

Secondly I am not able to run executable files or programs in my limited account using the 'run as' feature to run the program with administrative privileges. The error shown up is : Windows cannot access the specified device,file or path. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item

Pls do help me!
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I have been having a spate of trojans invading my system so have changed my logging on . I have instead if staying administator all the time I have opened a Limited User account which I will use from now on .

When I open it I notice my Anti Virus there in the taskbar and running OK now what about my Firewall , it is running in the administrator account do I have to load it so it is running in the taskbar of the Limited User account or what ?

Hopefully someone can answer to me which is most likely dumb question .

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how can someone who is not the administrator on the computer, who just has a limited acct-find out what websites etc the adminstrator has been to? My IE internet options etc are cleaned out but yet this person seems to be able to access my files, i have try to look into all the obvious things on his user profile but am at my wits end please advise
 

A:how can user with limited account be nosy

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Consider this scenario for Windows 7 Ultimate:

I'm using the PC administrator account. My family siblings are using their own limited accounts. Sometimes I leave my account logged on (but switched) and then wake up to find the PC turned off. It doesn't make sense that limited users have the authority to turn off the PC when this dialog box comes up:



In my opinion, there should be a way to restrict them from being able to turn it off if another user is logged in, otherwise it's not really a limited account if it can do something like that.

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You can restrict them How to restrict users to Shutdown in Windows 7

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Hi can anyone help me? I have a pc thats running XP home edition and I have set it up so that I am the admin and my two young children have limited user accounts, however when I set the kids accounts to limited the internet connection is cut off but if I put them back to admin all is fine! any ideas what I can do? I have uninstalled norton and any firewall was turned off still the same problem. I do use a belkin wireless card and have done the usual removed and reinstalled and used the windows software to set it up and still the same problem.
I don`t want to give the kids full admin rights but right now its all I can do please HELP!!!!
 

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Have windows XP. Have created separate non admin account. When I try and install Itunes on this account I can't. How do I permit downloads on this limited account.

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What happens when you try to install iTunes? Do you get any error messages?

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To slightly rehash an issue I brought up a few weeks ago, I was having problems getting any of my limited user accounts to be able to print. The main culprit is an HP Photosmart P1100, hooked up as the local printer to my Windows XP PC. By trial and error, I was able to fix that problem by going into printer properties, clicking on the "advanced" header and setting the option not to spool but to print directly to the printer. A little later, I noticed that this caused another problem. This P1100 printer is also used as a network printer to a Windows 98 system hooked in thru a wireless network to the main XP system. Prior to changing the printer properties to print directly to the printer, there was no problem printing to the network printer from the Windows 98 PC. Once the change was made however, that is no longer true. Now whenever an attempt is made to print to it thru the Windows 98 PC, an error comes up indicating that an access code is invalid, and asking whether I want to set the printer offline. Further investigation led me to a Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 260737, which almost sounded identical to my problem. I tried their suggestion, but it did not work. Is anyone familiar with this situation?
 

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