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Windows 7: Family Safety

31 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Family Safety

I'd like to know whether the function to block URLs in Family Safety (part of Live Essentials) would affect Internet Explorer only or system wide (on all browsers)?

Also, if I want to block certain user accounts to view and edit a specific folder, is it possible?

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31 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Hi there linux convert, welcome to Sevenforums.

Can't comment on Family Safety, as I don't use it.

However, blocking certain user accounts from viewing/editing certain folders can certainly be done.

We have two ways of doing this, both are one pretty much the same way, but it can be done per user or by group, (which you will be familiar with I trust, from using Linux)

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so I'll do a quick "screen by screen" tutorial on how to do it, and post it in a second
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Ok, as promised, here you go:

For the purposes of this, I have created a Standard User account called "Block Me" to illustrate how it's done. I will be restricting a folder I have created called "Naughty Stuff" The same principles apply to all accounts (assuming they are Standard Accounts, Administrators can get around this)

The following should be done from an Administrators account.

1. Right click the folder in question and click Properties

2. Go to the "Security" Tab
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3. Click Advanced you will get a screen that looks like this:
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4a) To block by group, Highlight "Users" (or whatever group) and click "Change Permissions" you will get a screen that looks just like the last one, but with one critical difference, it will have "Add" and "Edit" buttons at the bottom. So go ahead and click "Edit" after highlighting Users again.
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From here, you can change permissions.
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Users cannot be blocked from reading a folder like this. You will need to go to 4b) to set that up per user, however write access can be blocked.

4b) To block per user, go back to the screen in Step 3, and this time click Add. Type the name of the User you wish to block in "Enter the object name to select" and either press Enter, or click "Check Names"
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Once you click OK, you can set user permissions for all aspects of read and write to this folder.

Hope it helps

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Thank you very very much severedsolo.

Now I wait for someone to help in with family safety.
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