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Thread: Running games with "Limited" users in Win XP Pro




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    I hadn't disabled the "Security Accounts Manager" service, it has always been running, but for some reason the changes made in the Group Policy Editor don't work in my system.
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    This is quite strange...everytime it seems that the problems is about to be solved, we come back to the square one.
    Anyways this a bit more that I found for you.
    Go to Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Event Viewer
    In the window that pops up, Click on "Application" in left pane. Now look for all the "Red" color crosses in right hand pane, and look for "Application Error" in the source. Now you have got hang of using "Event Viewer"...look at this M$ KB article, somehow related to your problem.
    This is really getting out of hands...:hammer:
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    when you run gpedit.msc it creates changes for the currently logged in user. so you may want to run that under your son's account . it saves a file called ntuser.pol into the logged in user's user directory. so if you run gpedit as another user you could copy the ntuser.pol file to the right user directory..

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    well you are right on point there Digital...but the changes are saved only for a particular user when you change "User Configuration".
    when you are changing the "Computer Configuration" it will be applied to all the users. Its like making changes to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"...the former will involve changing the settings of current user, while the latter would lead to changes to all the accounts. so i don't think that adding rules in your "security settings" would not effect a particular user.
    Another thing that I would like to say is that I am not sure you can run "Group Policy Editor" from a user with limited powers...but the ntuser.pol point could be a valid one...:thumb:
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    Quote Originally Posted by asklepios
    well you are right on point there Digital...but the changes are saved only for a particular user when you change "User Configuration".
    when you are changing the "Computer Configuration" it will be applied to all the users. Its like making changes to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"...the former will involve changing the settings of current user, while the latter would lead to changes to all the accounts. so i don't think that adding rules in your "security settings" would not effect a particular user.
    Another thing that I would like to say is that I am not sure you can run "Group Policy Editor" from a user with limited powers...but the ntuser.pol point could be a valid one...:thumb:
    to be honest. I usually just set up one user exactly the way I want then copy everything in the user directory for that one user into the default user directory. that way the settings apply for all the new users i create from that point on.

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    well thats the best for performance as well as security but only when you just have yourself to play around with your puter.
    think about the guy here...a kid and wife...
    or a net-savvy GF in other cases...:(
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    oy! some of us can use puters you know!

    hehehe:laugh: I got fed up with "borrowing" "our" pc when MrSunshine was not using it that I bought my own.

    Now we have "our" pc and "my" pc :flames:

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    Quote Originally Posted by asklepios
    well thats the best for performance as well as security but only when you just have yourself to play around with your puter.
    think about the guy here...a kid and wife...
    or a net-savvy GF in other cases...:(
    this is how i set the default PCs at work for cloning.

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    seems to me its high time she should get HER own PC...
    but then she will still call my pc...OUR pc...:cry:
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