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Windows 7: Adding limited user accounts to Virtual PC XP Mode


21 Aug 2009   #1

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Adding limited user accounts to Virtual PC XP Mode

Default user account in XP Mode is XPMUser. When adding other user accounts, if you choose account type as Computer Administrator you can use this account to log in.

If you want to create a Limited user account with no administrative rights, you have to add it to a group called Remote Desktop Users before being able to log in to XP Mode. Limited users not belonging to this group can't log in, instead they get an error dialog telling they have no permission every time they try to do this:

Adding limited user accounts to Virtual PC XP Mode-xpmode_newuser_nopermission.png


Here's how to give permissions to new users:
  1. Create limited user account(s) you want to using Control Panel > User Accounts
  2. Open Start Menu, right click My Computer and choose Manage
  3. Click and open Local Users and Groups on the left pane, click Users and double click the limited user account you want to grant right to log in

    Adding limited user accounts to Virtual PC XP Mode-xpmode_newuser_choseuser.png
  4. Choose Member Of, click Add
  5. Write Remote Desktop Users to field Enter the object names to select, click OK twice

    Adding limited user accounts to Virtual PC XP Mode-xpmode_newuser_addgroup.png
  6. Close Management Console
You can now log in to XP Mode using this limited user account.

Kari

EDIT: Please notice XP Mode does not allow user accounts without passwords.




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21 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

very good there kari....
have you thought about putting it in the tutorial section?
i am pretty sure brink can help you with that...
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21 Aug 2009   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
very good there kari....
have you thought about putting it in the tutorial section?
pretty brink can help you with that...
Exactly how pretty is Brink?
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21 Aug 2009   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Exactly how pretty is Brink?
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21 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Exactly how pretty is Brink?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post

corrected...
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21 Aug 2009   #6

 

Yeah. That's why I included the quote. So you can't completely remove it. I'm learning...
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