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Thread: how can i limit access to control panel on XP pro ?

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    Giveaway's Avatar Senior Member BT Rep: +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30
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    hello
    i want to limit my brother's account on xp.
    we have 2 admin account and i want his one not to have access to control panel and other things (some program folders)
    is there any way to do so (and similar things)?

    please help

    ps: at least i need that my bro cant change or delete my account password by the control panel..







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    Last edited by Giveaway; 01-15-2008 at 04:12 PM.

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    There is no way to limit access to the control panel on an administrator account that I know of, the idea of an administrator account is total control of the system.
    There might be a program that can hide control panel, but it will still be accessible through "run" by just typing "control panel".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broken View Post
    There is no way to limit access to the control panel on an administrator account that I know of, the idea of an administrator account is total control of the system.
    There might be a program that can hide control panel, but it will still be accessible through "run" by just typing "control panel".
    what progam ? i cold try that

    ps: at least i need that my bro cant change or delete my account password by the control panel..
    Last edited by Giveaway; 01-15-2008 at 04:11 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    This (link) isn't going to work if your brother has any computer skills at all, but you can try.
    The thing to do is to move his account to a restricted one instead of administrator.
    Last edited by Broken; 01-15-2008 at 04:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broken View Post
    This (link) isn't going to work if your brother has any computer skills at all, but you can try.
    The thing to do is to move his account to a restricted one instead of administrator.
    yes but then he wont be able to install programs...

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    remove him from administrators

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimus_prime View Post
    remove him from administrators

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broken View Post
    meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimus_prime View Post
    remove him from administrators
    if i did so he wouldnt be able to install programs!

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    yes he would, add him to power users, or some other group and make sure you give that group rights.
    Last edited by optimus_prime; 01-15-2008 at 06:05 PM.

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