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Windows 7: controlling non-admin account

28 May 2010   #1
iGotQuestion

Windows 7 Ultimate Final
 
 
controlling non-admin account

hi,

i have two accounts on my windows 7 computer, an administrator account and a standard user account. i would like to prevent the standard account from accessing the command prompt, regedit, and a couple other things.

i tried using the local group policy editor but the settings there apply to the administrator as well.

how can i use the local group policy editor settings but only apply them to the standard user account?

i would like to avoid using third-party software if possible


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28 May 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome

I may be wrong, but I think what you want is already built in. Without an adm pasword, there is very little that a standard user can do. He can access the cmd, but it is a limited cmd (without elevated priviledge etc). Give it a try, go a standard account and see what you can actually do; not all cmd prompts are equal.

Try assesing the areas that concern you and then try actually using them and see what happens.
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28 May 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello iGotQuestion.



Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it's any help with what you want; be sure to post back to keep us informed.


Local Users and Groups Manager - Open
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28 May 2010   #4
iGotQuestion

Windows 7 Ultimate Final
 
 

its not just the command prompt i'm trying to disable.. there are a lot of other things in the local group policy editor that i would like to apply to just the standard account and not the administrator account
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28 May 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello iGotQuestion.



Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it's any help with what you want; be sure to post back to keep us informed.


Local Users and Groups Manager - Open


Did you see this?
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28 May 2010   #6
iGotQuestion

Windows 7 Ultimate Final
 
 

yes srry.. that was posted just as i was posting my second post
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28 May 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iGotQuestion View Post
yes srry.. that was posted just as i was posting my second post


Does it look like it'll be a help to you?
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28 May 2010   #8
iGotQuestion

Windows 7 Ultimate Final
 
 

ok.. so i read the stuff in the link above.. how would i go about applying the settings in the local group policy editor to a user in local users and groups manager?
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28 May 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iGotQuestion View Post
ok.. so i read the stuff in the link above.. how would i go about applying the settings in the local group policy editor to a user in local users and groups manager?


I haven't had a need to do so, hopefully someone who has will be along shortly to help, keep checking back.
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28 May 2010   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

You should be able to control access to programs by using NTFS permissions, in the programs folder(s), to remove the ability of normal users to access them - be sure to remove the users and everyone groups from the permissions but to give the admins and your actual user enough control.

this docx may be of some assistance ....

Configuring Windows 7 for a Limited User Account.docx

more reading I'm afraid

full article here ...

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=165706


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