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Windows 7: Expanding Standard Account rights

04 Jul 2011   #1
ProudTraitor

Windows 7 64
 
 
Expanding Standard Account rights

Hello!

Is it possible to give a standard user account (non-administrator) the acces to install some programs?

How about giving him the acces to command "scan for hardware changes" in Device manager, just so that an external eSATA harddrive is recognized?

How about deleting shortcut icons from the desktop?

I have been checking out "Group Policy Editor" and couldn't find those settings, can you help me if they are there?


Thank You!


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04 Jul 2011   #2
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I can't say for sure but my answer would be no you can't, the idea of the Standard Account is so that you can't alter anything which is why I think it's usually given to the kids or visitors who use your machine and you don't want them deleting your programs or altering your work.

Hang around and see what the experts have to say on the matter before you take my word for it, oh and Welcome to the Forum enjoy your stay here and why not fill in your system specs. it helps make things easier to help you should you need help in the future.
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04 Jul 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You may find this article of use:

Windows 7 Limited User Account.docx


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04 Jul 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ProudTraitor View Post
Is it possible to give a standard user account (non-administrator) the acces to install some programs?
If the program can be installed like Google Chrome then yes. Chrome installs in a users directory (C:\Users\<username>) instead of Program Files, this means no administrative power is required.

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How about deleting shortcut icons from the desktop?
Sure, change permissions of C:\Users\Public\Desktop or store all icons in C:\Users\<username>\Desktop
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04 Jul 2011   #5
ProudTraitor

Windows 7 64
 
 

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Sure, change permissions of C:\Users\Public\Desktop or store all icons in C:\Users\<username>\Desktop
That folder doesn't exist on my computer. And the folder C:\Users\<account name>\Desktop already has permissions, but doesn't work anyway.
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04 Jul 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

C:\Users\Public\Desktop is hidden.
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04 Jul 2011   #7
ProudTraitor

Windows 7 64
 
 

Right, thanks! ....but still doesn't work. As i just figured out, some shortcuts are in Program files folder, which cannot be modified. At least I know now. Thanks again.

How about eSATA drive recognizing? The only way I can get it to show is command "scan for hardware changes" in Device Manager. Even reseting a computer doesn't work. But you cannot give commands in the Device Manager in a Standard user account. Is there any other way to get my eSATA drive to work in non-administrator mode?
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04 Jul 2011   #8
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Is the Drive Plug and Play? Standard Users can Access Drives unless specified not to

Also You can Install Drivers in a Standard User (Flash Drive etc...)

Josh
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05 Jul 2011   #9
ProudTraitor

Windows 7 64
 
 

I CAN conned the drive with USB or Firewire, but I want to connect it with eSATA, since its faster.
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05 Jul 2011   #10
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

It will still install the drivers as normal and the account will be able to use the Drive unless told not to through permissions

Josh
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