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Windows 7: Stop user account access to programs

13 Oct 2010   #1

WIndows 7 Professional and Vista Home Premium x64
Stop user account access to programs

I have 2 accounts on my PC, one is admin the other std user.

I have installed STEAM on the PC via the admin account and the std account can access STEAM and STEAM is in the start-up for that account too.

How can I install programs on the admin account and not have them available to the std account?

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13 Oct 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)

Have a look at this SF Tutorial - Parental Controls - Allow or Block Specific Programs
Be sure to have a read of the related tutorials at the bottom of the page in the link posted.

Hope this helps and regards
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13 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Are you connected to a domain? or are you using your pc alone and not on a network?
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13 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600

1st, password protect the admin. account. Then, from the admin log-on, right click on the STEAM program icon, click properties, then, on the compatibility tab. Near the bottom of that window, check the box that says "Run This Program as an Administrator"
From now on, standard users cannot access the program without a password.

Or, if you install the program to C:\users\username (name of admin account) instead of C:\program files, standard users won't even be able to see the program installed.
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14 Oct 2010   #5

WIndows 7 Professional and Vista Home Premium x64

Thanks guys for the tips and advise ESP the change of install location.

Fwiw. The pc is stand alone. I've read the linked guide and will give it a whirl.

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