|This is a followup to the thread I posted here 8 days ago:|
The forum will not allow me to post a reply there so I will post it here.
@StuartS - I did some tinkering around with my computer and I did figure out a bit more about this. I had to use System Restore via the command prompt six times though.
After doing all that tinkering, I do understand a bit better what you are talking about. However it is not as simple as you state it. I wish you would be more detailed as how to solve this. I did figure this out somewhat though but I could not get the changes to apply to only her account and there are some things I could not figure out how to remove.
When I create a group and make my gf the sole user of that group, then what happens is my gf’s account does not show up on the welcome screen. I guess I could have disabled the welcome screen and typed in the account name that way but it should show up though automatically. My point is that if my gf is only a member of a custom group that I make, then that account does not show up. It only shows up if she is a member of an already established group such as “guests” (guest account) or “users”.
Issue number two is how do I set the user permissions. I mentioned this earlier but I will be a bit more specific now. The options in setting the security permissions are:
1. check the ‘Allow’ box
2. check the ‘Deny’ box
3. leave both boxes unchecked
(this is a simplistic view since I know there are more options than this in xp pro’s settings but i think you get what I am trying to say. if not, let me know.)
^ So if I want her to only be able to access a certain folder within a hard drive but no other part of that hard drive then how is that done? For the hard drive, do I check deny in all the boxes to deny access completey and then go to the specific folder that she needs access to and check the boxes to allow her to “read & execute” only?
Issue number three is how do I make her custom profile setup when I go into her account name profile? Does this make sense? I hope it does but if not, let me know and I’ll clarify. Basically, I am referring to the area where I can delete stuff from her Desktop or profile from my admin account. How do I set up this area to only show the media player and the folder she needs.
Now, you see how this is not as easy as you wrote. I do appreciate the input nevertheless though.