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Topic # 31020 1-Mar-2009 22:51
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I am trying to add restrictions to my guest login account on XP.
Although the guest account already comes with certain restrictions the guest
can still access the C: drive.

How do i make it so the C: drive is not visible on the guest account via My Computer
and possibly web browser?

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  Reply # 198681 2-Mar-2009 01:49
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Disable the guest account and setup another specific account with the permissions you want.



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  Reply # 198690 2-Mar-2009 07:54
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i tiried that...made it a limited account but can't figure out how set restrictions on it.
any ideas? I assume i set the restrictions on the admin account?

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  Reply # 198691 2-Mar-2009 08:10
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http://www.softheap.com/newadmin.html

This has options to hide drives etc I believe.




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  Reply # 198694 2-Mar-2009 08:22
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casanova218: i tiried that...made it a limited account but can't figure out how set restrictions on it.


"Made it a limited account" means you set the Guest account as limited? Nate's suggestion is to disable the Guest account altogether and create a new, non-Administrator account and go from there.

The reason for that is because the Guest account is also used for other things on your PC and you don't want it enabled unless really necessary.






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  Reply # 198778 2-Mar-2009 14:25
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freitasm:
casanova218: i tiried that...made it a limited account but can't figure out how set restrictions on it.


"Made it a limited account" means you set the Guest account as limited? Nate's suggestion is to disable the Guest account altogether and create a new, non-Administrator account and go from there.

The reason for that is because the Guest account is also used for other things on your PC and you don't want it enabled unless really necessary.


I have disabled the guest account and created a new account named "visitor". when i create this account i can chose two options; Computer administrator or Limited. I chose limited as it has some restrictions but i cannot make more restrictions that i know of.
Is my only option to download the software mentioned above? or is there some coding or reg keys that i can create on the visitor account to make it so the network drives and some software applications are not accessible?

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  Reply # 198791 2-Mar-2009 16:31
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I'd disable the default C$ share personally. Then only administrators will be able to access it.



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  Reply # 198800 2-Mar-2009 17:13
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Adamal: I'd disable the default C$ share personally. Then only administrators will be able to access it.


thats my main goal. however i do not have the knowledge to do this.
instructions?
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  Reply # 198801 2-Mar-2009 17:15
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Are you using XP home or Pro,
It is trivial to do in Pro, a bit more of a challange in Home



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  Reply # 198804 2-Mar-2009 17:22
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wellygary: Are you using XP home or Pro,
It is trivial to do in Pro, a bit more of a challange in Home


i guess i can say unfortunately home>SP 2

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  Reply # 198811 2-Mar-2009 19:02
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Hmmm... I'm a lil rusty on XP when it comes to sharing, but I'll give it a shot...

Under My Computer, right click on the C: drive and go to properties. You should see a sharing tab. I'm not sure if its the same in Home, can't remember.
There, you'll probably see that its shared as C$. Just change it to Do not share and apply. Should be right. So long as I am!



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  Reply # 198812 2-Mar-2009 19:29
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Adamal: Hmmm... I'm a lil rusty on XP when it comes to sharing, but I'll give it a shot...

Under My Computer, right click on the C: drive and go to properties. You should see a sharing tab. I'm not sure if its the same in Home, can't remember.
There, you'll probably see that its shared as C$. Just change it to Do not share and apply. Should be right. So long as I am!


Ok tried that method and found this:
<img src="http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr270/casanova218/Untitled34-1.gif">
If only i could tick the box..
well i think thats the option im looking for.

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  Reply # 198816 2-Mar-2009 20:31
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Click 'Share this folder on the network' and then apply. Untick it and click apply again.

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  Reply # 198831 2-Mar-2009 21:53
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You may need to log on the as the administrator first, to apply those settings.

To do so, you will need to start the computer in safe mode, and then use the administrator account. It is not normally visible in xp home.

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  Reply # 198841 2-Mar-2009 22:38
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By default, any account created upon first boot will have administrator rights :)

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  Reply # 198903 3-Mar-2009 10:00
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You could also try MS Windows SteadyState, which allows you to restrict/control what the user can do in XP.

It's free from MS here

Interestingly MS have now included the functionality into Win7 and called it PC Safeguard.






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