February 24th, 2004, 12:01 AM
Logging into XP accounts
I have set up a limited user account in XP for day to day use, trying to contain any viruses that might find their way onto my machine. However there is only one "default" limited setting and I can figure out how to further tweak. I can still download the majority of programs (password stuff) and I am pretty sure I can fiddle with file permissions involving the admin account.
Also how can one log into an account on machine without going through the login/welcome screen of XP? How can I hide an account from the login screen?
February 24th, 2004, 12:59 AM
ok here it goes
goto run and type "mmc" (no quotes)
goto file and click on add/remove snap in
click on the add button
select local users and groups then click ok or finish can't rember witch right now
close the add snap in window
then under console root you will see a tree with local users and groups on it
expand it and click on users
select the user you want to edit by double clicking it
then goto "member of" tab and add what capibilities you want or turn off things you don't want
hope this helps
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February 24th, 2004, 06:18 PM
This will only work if you are using XP pro. XP home will let you get to the snap in and when u try to add it it will tell you that you cant.
February 24th, 2004, 07:18 PM
so if thats the case,
what do home users do?...well i mean, can they do anything?
February 24th, 2004, 07:59 PM
Ok but how do you make an account not visable in the login screen but that it still exists...?
February 24th, 2004, 08:21 PM
Not sure if you can do it on XP home as I have never used it. But in XP pro you can change the login type to be the normal NT ctrl-alt-del to login screen. Then you don't see the icons for each different user name.
February 24th, 2004, 08:29 PM
yea in XP you can change the log-in scree so you have to type in the username instead of clicking on icons...but is there a way to click icons but that one exists but is not on that list...
February 24th, 2004, 08:37 PM
To make the username clear on log in or logoff (do this)
1. Start-Programs-Administrative Tools-Local Security Settings
2. Click, "Local Policy"
3. Click, "Security Options"
4. Scroll down to "Do not display last user name in logon screen" and Double Click
5. Check, "Enable"
6. Click "OK"
If this is XP Home - Don't expect much to any security. It is meant for simplicity not security (there is always a tradeoff).
February 24th, 2004, 10:10 PM
Thanks, I have pro and have changed the appropriate permissions.
February 25th, 2004, 03:15 AM
I found this on hiding user accounts on the login screen
This is only a quick fix however, as they mention your files will still be in the C:\Documents and Settings folder
My 2 pesos