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    XP Protector

    XP Protector allows you to setup user restrictions on a per-user basis.
    This means that you can logon to your PC with full access and restict the actions of others who have user accounts (usually other family members ).

    Some of the restrictions include:

    o Hide Add/Remove Programs from the control panel
    o Disabling changing of Internet Settings in IE
    o Hide Settings Tab in Display Properties
    o Prevent Deletion of Printers
    o Remove Properties form Recycle Bin Context Menu

    To name just a few...and I mean a few...

    It gives you real admin power for your PC and what's more, it is less than 500K (great for us 56Kers).
    The best thing? It's free!

    Downsides?

    Bad UI but since it is only version 0.5 I'm sure improvements in that area will come.

    Doesn't really seem to have a website I can read

    Visit: http://download.com.com/3000-2092-10...ml?tag=lst-0-1



    BTW Anyone found any other similar programs with better/worse features (and that work under XP)?

    1st Security Agent is another I found. Great UI but lacking in features and it's shareware
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    Question Uhhh

    So has....uhhh....anyone tried any of these proggies out?

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    I have no need for it, but it looks interesting enough. Have you tried it SupaStar? What are your thoughts?
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    She who must be obeyed Super Moderator piaqt's Avatar
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    If you're running XP Pro, you can do all that and more from gpedit.msc. (C:\WINDOWS\system32\gpedit.msc)

    Last night, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know.
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    Originally posted by piaqt
    If you're running XP Pro, you can do all that and more from gpedit.msc. (C:\WINDOWS\system32\gpedit.msc)
    Yes but changes occur for that machine only. You can't specify which user in particular you want to deny access.

    Well...at least I don't think you can...

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    She who must be obeyed Super Moderator piaqt's Avatar
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    Drill down to the users section.

    Last night, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know.
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    Hmmm...so that let's you change access rights for the user currently logged in right?

    Does that mean you have to log in as each user to change their access rights?

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    She who must be obeyed Super Moderator piaqt's Avatar
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    If you're logged in as administrator, you can change everyone's rights.

    Last night, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know.
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