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    new XP Limited User (xp sp1)

    Hi, does anyone know how to make XP default to not serching network for printers and shared res. when making a new user?

    help please.....

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    Re: new XP Limited User (xp sp1)

    Hi Felicity and Gary--

    This is from XP "Help and Support"--if you put Printer Search in the options you get nine task hyperlinks and 36 full text searches you can view. One of the tasks is this one: Simply unselect the "Search for Printers Check Box here. Should work:
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    To automatically search for network folders and printers
    Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
    Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    Double-click Folder Options.
    On the View tab, select the Automatically search for network folders and printers check box.
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    When you select this option, Windows automatically searches for shared folders and printers on the network. All shared folders and printers that are found are stored in My Network Places.
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    Re: new XP Limited User (xp sp1)

    thanks, yes I know how to stop it looking, but...... if you create a new user (say just a temp one for the kids - to be deleted after a few days) then the setting is back on. any way to have it off by default. I have a classroom with 11 xp computers and every day we make a new user for the days work. it just would be nice not to have to unselect that option everytime. (and then go and delete the extra printers that it finds before you get a chance to change the setting.)

    thanks again.

    :-)

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    Re: new XP Limited User (xp sp1)

    It's possible that this link to Microsoft is what you want to do. It was suggested to me recently by Joe Perez. The idea being that you take a user profile that IS the way you want it, and COPY it into the DEFAULT USER profile. Remember to note when you're reading the MS page that you CAN'T be logged in as the user whose profile you want to copy, so you have to log in as the installation Administrator or some other profile that has administrative rights. Also, the page says Windows 2000 but it IS applicable to XP as well.

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    Re: new XP Limited User (xp sp1)

    Also: it is not necessary to delete profiles; disable them instead. You can re-use them later. And you can change permissions if you prefer.

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