Ways to restrict users on XP pro

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My friend's dad wants to restrict his child from getting on the computer becuase he has 2 F's. I know that i can go to the group policies. what else can i do. he already was able to change his account level after it was changed. then he got aim which is the reason he has 2 F's
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change the permissions in the registry under

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID

change the permission to Administrator only and "users" only have read ability but no write or modify permissions and it should keep AIM from being installed as well as a host of others.

additionally change the

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE

key to the same permissions as stated above and it should prevent installing any programs.. post the results here please...
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i like the ideas. would that keep his mom and dad installing stuff also. or we login as him and then do that stuff

ur so smart. =D
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no you would actually create a limited account for him, non administrator, then you would login as administrator to install things etc...
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ok,
thanks i will tell his dad.
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why not just go to COntrol Panel/User Accounts and change the
type of account it is??

I'm not a big fan of altering the registry.
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They did that and then he was able to get in while his parents were asleep or gone and change his user setting.
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if he wants to play hardball, delete his user account, change all other passwords and call it a done day.

(:

...as a parent, I wouldn't put up with that kind of crap.
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i no. but i can just tell his parents to put a pass on their account. then that way he cannot get in and not delete his account because ur not allowed to delete ur own account
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well duh -- if there's no passwords being used, then none of
this advice is worth a nickel.

this is why I just have a seperate pc for my kids. 8)
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smart i dea. i want my own pc. just a wish.
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UNFLUX wrote:
why not just go to COntrol Panel/User Accounts and change the
type of account it is??

I'm not a big fan of altering the registry.


because doing this will not restrict the installation of most programs... i wish it would it would certainly be an easy fix...
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i am thinking that that may of happened to my. I searched and found that there were some boxes uncheck so i checked them. giving users full privlage. it still doesn't let me install stuff

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