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Old 10-09-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Hello everybody!

How can I (as administrator user) limit other users (which aren't administrators) from changing basic settings like the resolution and themes?
I think that there is an option in administrative tools in XP but I'm not sure how to do it...


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Old 10-09-2008, 02:07 PM   #2
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Check it out!

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...s/default.mspx

Free from windows.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:33 PM   #3
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Easiest way would be to set up some group policies.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307882
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:28 PM   #4
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beat me to it lol
that would be the easiest way. piece of p*ss. i find group policies can be a pain, unless you have a ton of pc's, then it saves you applying the steadystate restrictions to each account.
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:31 PM   #5
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Something I installed in one of my client's Cyber Cafe is a program called Deep Freeze by Faronics, although not free. I install that and set it up, then I don't even worry about any other security because every time the computer reboots, it's like re-imaging the computer. If you need to install an update, set it to reboot "thawed". It will be able to take changes in thawed mode, and when you are done, reboot to frozen mode. You could literally format the C: drive and then reboot and it would be back to normal.
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:08 AM   #6
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The windows steadystate is the preffered option, without any doubt...

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Old 10-19-2008, 02:32 AM   #7
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I write this after two weeks I've been using this program and in the bottom line I don't like this one. It restarted my computer few times and it has few bugs which can make you upset.

Maybe the revised one...
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what bugs?
ive never had a problem with it. are you sure the problem is related to the program?
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