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    Restricting Users (Pro and Home)

    I've been banging my head against the screen in both XP Pro and XP Home, both on a Workgroup, to find a way of restricting ( or editing the restrictions) on a Limited or Guest User. For example I'd like to do things such as disable the Run command. Using the GPedit in Pro doesn't seem to distinguish between user tyopes. I can faff around with the stuff in Local Computer Policy, User Config, Admin Templates but this seems to affect all users, including administrator. And in XP Home there is no GPEDIT. So how can you restrict users, as you could using Poledit in Win 9x?

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    Re: Restricting Users (Pro and Home)

    I'm curious about this too. Any takers?

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    Re: Restricting Users (Pro and Home)

    This is an artical I found that may help. It refers to 2K but it works with XP too. I'm using it myself. If you follow the steps to the letter it will work.
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    Re: Restricting Users (Pro and Home)

    I have XP Pro at work and XP Home at home. Unfortunately, the program (Gpedit.msc) that the article refers to only comes with XP Pro. I really needed more security on my home computer - the one with XPHome, so this won't work for me. Thanks for the tip though.

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    Re: Restricting Users (Pro and Home)

    Upgrade the one at home to XP Pro. I know , I know , I wasn't much help was I. But thats what I would do if I couldn't find a work around. Or if you have two hard drives this would be the perfect tool. Check This Out
    Also if you have a big enough hard drive you could set up a seperate partion and use the duel boot system , password protecting your side. That way even if they tried to boot up to your side it would do no good without the password. Just an idea. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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