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Windows 7: Create User with restricted access

18 Jul 2015   #1
bindoksala

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Create User with restricted access

Hello

I want to create an user with following properties

- User should not have access to any of the drives
- Only one folder created in drive D should be accessible to this user
- The folder created on D drive should not be more than 1 GB
- The user should not able to install any program


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18 Jul 2015   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

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18 Jul 2015   #3
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bindoksala View Post
- User should not have access to any of the drives
Paradox. A local user's profile must be on the C drive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bindoksala View Post
- Only one folder created in drive D should be accessible to this user
Okay, see Boozad's link above.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bindoksala View Post
- The folder created on D drive should not be more than 1 GB
Using Local Group policy, you can assign the disk a quota, or you can assign all user's profiles a quota collectively. You cannot assign quotas to individual user accounts.

Your best bet is to create a 1 GB partition for that user. Mount the partition to a folder.

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- The user should not able to install any program
Easy, simply don't set the user account up as an administrator.
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19 Jul 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I remember setting a quota to a particular user 2.5 months ago. I prepaired friend's laptop to be used by his son. Used windows Explorer - partition properties - quotas (didn't know about group policy, good to know). Are we talking about 2 different things?
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19 Jul 2015   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Using the Quota tab of the volume properties you can assign a quota to an individual account. No need for Group Policy. That goes all the way back to Windows 2000.
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19 Jul 2015   #6
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Ah, you guys are so right.

There is a Quota tab under the properties of NTFS formatted volumes. And it is indeed able to assign Quotas to individual users.

(didn't know about the Quote tab, good to know)
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