|18 Aug 2011||#1|
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Icon Management Across Users?
I have recently moved to Windows 7 ultimate from XP and I thought I would have another look at setting up a separate user account for my kids. I set up the account with no problems and have even tailored it so they cannot install applications without my permission.
Then I came to the 'old chestnut' of icon management across accounts. Once again I asked myself why my icons were appearing on the kid's desktop. I managed to find the following email detailing the problem:
"This is a situation where the software you installed puts the icons in the "All Users" area. The way to solve this would be for you to move the
icons from the All Users area to your specific user's directory. There's
nothing you can do about where the software puts the icons because that
bit is coded into the programs' installation routines. So you need to
move the icons."
May I suggest that this is a very untidy solution to the problem? My opinion is that all applications should ask administrators which user accounts (and desktops) the application should be installed onto. I do not feel that the user management is integrated. I can imagine a program that allows administrators to manage the icons across users.
Can anyone please comment on my thoughts? Does anyone know if such an application (icon manager across users) exists?
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