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Windows 7: Creating Guest Account With Limited Authorities

18 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Creating Guest Account With Limited Authorities

Hi all ,

I Will Create Password At My Windows Account But I Want To Create Guest Account With Limited Authorities , Limited Access To Partitions and Install Programs....

Is there any way to do this at Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ?!

Thanks in advance and have a nice time


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18 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.


Guest Account - Turn On or Off
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18 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for your fast reply but i already activated it but i wand to make it limited , doesn't control at the Windows the same way the admin account do , and if i also want to prevent the guest account from access specific partitions ... can i do it even with another software ??!!
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18 Aug 2010   #4

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I think you can do what you want using Parental Controls on the Guest Account, the one thing you have to do is ensure at least one Administrator Account is password protected and then you can follow this:

How can I add additional parental controls? How can I add additional parental controls?




Windows provides a set of controls that allow you to limit the amount of time your children can spend on the computer, the types of games they can play, and the specific programs they can run.
In addition to the basic controls that Windows provides, you can install additional parental controls from other service providers that can be used within Parental Controls to manage how your children use the computer. For example, even though web filtering and activity reporting aren't included in this version of Windows, you can install these additional controls through a separate service provider. To add them, you must first download and install the additional controls.
Go to the Windows website to watch a video about how to add additional controls with Parental Controls. (3:38)
For more information about additional controls you can use, go to Looking for web filtering and activity reports in Windows Parental Controls? on the Windows website. For information about using specific controls you've already installed, check with the manufacturer of the controls.
To add additional controls

  1. In order to add additional controls you first need to install the additional controls from a separate service provider.
  2. Install the controls that you want to add.
  3. [IMG]mshelp://help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.ShellExecuteTopicIcon[/IMG]Click to open Parental Controls. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  4. Under Additional controls, select the provider for the controls you want to add in the Select a provider box. If there is no Select a provider box, you still need to install the additional controls.
  5. Click the user account that you want to add the additional controls to.
  6. If a setup screen appears for the additional controls, follow the instructions on the screen.
    If no setup screen appears, check with the manufacturer of the controls for information about setting them up.
    Note

    • If you've installed additional controls that don't appear in Parental Controls, check with the manufacturer.
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18 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks a lot for this full reply , when i back at my PC i will try it ....
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18 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

NTFS Permissions is all you need.
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18 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Ummm, the guest account IS ALREADY LIMITED. You don't need to make any changes!
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18 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
NTFS Permissions is all you need.
Is there any guide to how use this option ??

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Ummm, the guest account IS ALREADY LIMITED. You don't need to make any changes!
what is it's limitations exactly ?? i want to prevent installing programs and prevent this account from accessing some partitions etc...

thanks a lot for help guys
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18 Aug 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Ummm, the guest account IS ALREADY LIMITED. You don't need to make any changes!


I just tried to access the admin account (Bare Foot Kid) from the Guest account and got a UAC and that's with UAC at default.



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18 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Ummm, the guest account IS ALREADY LIMITED. You don't need to make any changes!


I just tried to access the admin account (Bare Foot Kid) from the Guest account and got a UAC and that's with UAC at default.



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Is this will work with all partitions or only C: because it's the system partition ?
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