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|07 Aug 2010||#1|
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GUIDE: How to protect directories from childrn and other usrs of a PC
How to protect directories and drives from children and other restricted users of a family PC
Setting the “Restricted Access” group
· Create the new user(s) you want to allow restricted access to the computer. For this example we’ll use a new user named “Visitor”.
· Set the user(s) up as standard user(s).
· Open Computer Management (Control Panel --> System and Security --> Administrative Tools --> Computer Management ).
· Under “Local Users and Groups” select “Groups”.
· Right-click anywhere within the blank space of the middle window (or select Action from the top toolbar) and then select “New Group…”
· Give the group a name, Ideally we’ll use “Restricted Access” with a description of “Restricted Access”.
· Under “Users” right-click “Visitor” (the newly created user(s) in your case) and select Properties.
· In “Member Of ” tab click “Add…”. In the Object Name box (Where it says “Enter the object names to select “) type “Restricted Access” and click ok.
· The user should now be an unique member of the “Restricted Access” group.
· Do this for each user you want to restrict access to.
Setting File Permissions for the “Restricted Access” Group
· Locate the drive or folder you want to restrict access to, right-click it, and select Properties from the context (drop-down) menu.
· Select the Security tab
· If you do not see the “Restricted Access” group you created earlier, click “Edit…”, then Click “Add..”; type “Restricted Access” (without the quotes) into the object name box, and then click ok.
· Back under the security tab select the “Restricted Access” group, and configure desired access permissions, then click ok.
· Allow Windows to configure the new permissions you just set up, restart the computer, and Presto! You now have Secured your PC from standard users [that are also members of the Restricted Access group] !
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|09 Aug 2010||#4|
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Screenshot 2: Setting file permissions for Restricted Access group
After you right click on your drive or folder you want to protect from other users --> select Properties --> Security tab... you should be able to set unique file permissions for the Restricted Access group which applies to everyone that is a member of that group ( hence the standard user "Visitor"). If you set deny attributes here it overrides any access you've granted earlier or from membership in any other groups (e.g. the group users ) and the user will be denied access to the selected disk or folder.
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