Access Restriction on Network
I currently have 3 computers at home. My desktop computer is directly connected to the wireless router (Linksys) via Ethernet cable, and the other 2 computers (laptops) connect wirelessly and are located upstairs from the router.
My little network/internet runs beautifully, but unfortunately the 2 laptops are being used by very inexperienced family members...(sorry dad). I'd like to know if there is a way to manage these two laptops from my personal desktop in terms of restricting actions and maintenance .
Basically I'm new to networking and just learned about Active Directory. From what I've read, AD can only run from a network OS and I know I don't really need it for my purpose at home but it would be nice to maintain and control things from my desktop. These 2 laptops are heavily used and I usually have to clean it once a week with CCleaner (registry too). Both have been infected with viruses or spybots in the past year.
All three computers are running Vista and less than 2 yrs old. Is there any software or technique you guys can help me out with? Perhaps something similar to Active Directory? Thanks in advance.