XP Home-Non Admin prog

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  1. lovelyperson

    lovelyperson Registered Member

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    o_O Hello,

    XP Home with 1xAdmin account and 3 x user accounts.

    I want one of my NON - Administrator accounts to be able to use and run a program from his own account. I have, as the administrator, installed the program on my account and when the other user tries to run this he is informed that admin rights are required.

    As an alternative attempt I have copied the install part of the prog to his non-admin account and deleted it from my own admin a/c, still it asks for admin rights needed when he attempts to install it OR run it.

    I have copied or have had other installs run with no problems what am I doing wrong!!!

    Basically I want a non-admin a/c to install/run a prog or, run only if he can start it from his own a/c.

    I do not want the user to have admin rights as he is only 12 years old and still tends to want to 'fiddle' with the config of the PC.

    Program is a music mixing one, purchased online, completed details and installed password, running perfect on the admin account.

    Can't get to grips today, hope you can help me!!!

    Thank you for your valuable time.

    Cheers ;) lovelyperson
     
  2. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

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    Hello lovelyperson! :)

    I became curious when I saw this as a good friend of mine faces a similiar situation, controlling user account permissions. Unfortunately, Group Policy Editor is only be available in xpPRO. Bare with me, it gets better.

    A few things need to happen first to attain this "happy medium". I'll be using a short-cut of windows explorer as my example.

    You'll notice only three tabs available during a "normal boot" of xpHome, as illustrated below.
    (right clk, properties dialog box)

    http://img13.exs.cx/img13/9018/Capture9-27-2004-102948PM10-7-2004-111439PM.jpg

    Now there is a fourth tab called "security" (where you can set permissions),
    but it's only available during a "safe boot" (scroll down to red lettering).

    Once you have the screen option, use the up/down arrows for safe boot (no options, just safe mode) and press enter.
    Allow boot to bring up windows (YOU must be logged as administrator).

    The screen will allow you to choose yourself and type your password (if you're using one).
    Your taskbar should look like this after windows boots.

    http://img13.exs.cx/img13/8963/Capture9-27-2004-102948PM10-7-2004-110525PM.jpg

    You can now access permissions through the properties tab when you right clk a file, folder, or program.
    Here you see the "fourth tab".

    http://img56.exs.cx/img56/7977/Capture9-27-2004-102948PM10-7-2004-105811PM.jpg

    http://img13.exs.cx/img13/954/Capture9-27-2004-102948PM10-7-2004-105920PM.jpg

    Clk security and the display will show like this.

    http://img56.exs.cx/img56/9707/Capture9-27-2004-102948PM10-7-2004-110032PMsafeboot.jpg

    More control tabs open (you may want to google individual terms or refer to documentation from M$. Also in help directory).
    Clk-ing the advanced buttom above will result in the below ss.

    http://img56.exs.cx/img56/9932/Capture9-27-2004-102948PM10-7-2004-110152PMsafeboot1.jpg

    Below by clk-ing "effective permissions" from above screen.

    http://img89.exs.cx/img89/6066/Capture9-27-2004-102948PM10-7-2004-110331PM.jpg

    This should provide a starting point for your intended purpose, as I myself will have to do a little research on individual functions. I'm a bit out of time this evening, but will be watching for your reply.

    In the meantime, you can print out a copy of "Manage Your Accounts", courtesy of MaxPC.
    May I add to safety your setup and have on hand the necessary back-ups before you dig in, just in case. ;)

    You can format the page for printing at the bottom (print link OK).
    Personally I appreciate the article, but would avoid any links.

    Additionally, a whole lotta info can be found at "Windows XP / A-Z".​



    H & H,
    GF
     
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  3. lovelyperson

    lovelyperson Registered Member

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    :) GlobalForce,

    Please forgive my delay in replying. Had a couple of unexpected events at home.

    At this point studying what you have put in the reply.

    Your valuable time is appreciated greatly.

    Thank you.

    Cheers ;) lovelyperson
     
  4. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

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    No prob's lovelyperson, home is a likely place for the unexpected.
    Never a dull moment, right? ;)

    I'm glad you got back, as I've needed to do a little investigation myself.
    Now I just have to put all the info into perspective. I may be a day or so, but shall return.....

    GF
     
  5. lovelyperson

    lovelyperson Registered Member

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    :'( 'Never a dull moment'..............SPOT ON!!

    Thanks for continuing.

    Cheers :) lovelyperson
     
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