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  • Started 4 years ago by BlackBear
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BlackBear
Posts: 22

If anything is changed inside, will it affect:
1. Both Administrator Account and Standard Account
or
2. Only Stantard Accounts?

If it is (1), is there anyway to make it (2)?

TIA.

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DarrellRaines
Posts: 82

Yes and here
http://support.microsoft.com/d.....-US;293655

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BlackBear
Posts: 22

Thanks!

I couldn't really find relative information intially though :D

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BlackBear
Posts: 22

Hey, but that doesn't apply to Windows 7, right?

I'm only free now so pardon for the away status.

*EDIT: WAIT! SORRY! I didn't read it fully and realise I missed out certain points. Reading now will report back if I encounter any problem. *

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DarrellRaines
Posts: 82

It's intended for Windows 2000, however the group policies are pretty much the same and the process across 2000/XP/Vista/WIndows 7

You should be able to do it all with that guide.

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BlackBear
Posts: 22

@DarrellRaines,

Yep, it's working fine now. Thank a lot! :D

And there's another questions:
The default Administrator account(net user administrator /active:yes) is equipped with a password, and I went to Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Software Restriction Policies and set "Unrestricted" as default.

When I'm back in the standard account it still prompts for password despite unrestricted, any suggestions?
I don't want it to prompt for administrator passwords.

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DarrellRaines
Posts: 82

I am not certain. I'd have to load up a profile similar to what you have in order to see what's going on, but it sounds like the standard account is trying to install/configure something and can't due to the account have less than sufficient priviledges. Have you tried elevating the standard account to power user?

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BlackBear
Posts: 22

Thanks for the prompt for power users but still no help either.

Thanks anyway, guess I've to seek my lecturer for face-to-face guidance. Hopefully she can answer my question!

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DarrellRaines
Posts: 82

Which version of windows are you using?

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BlackBear
Posts: 22

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

BlackBear,
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No Password Login Prompt HTG How-To.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....matically/
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Regards,
Rick P.

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BlackBear
Posts: 22

@raphoenix

Uhh, no...
I've got no issues on logging in whether automatically or not, but is the part where I want the Standard Account to install applications without the need of entering administrator password.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

BlackBear,
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What you are asking can get very complicated very fast.
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If you can get these [ Microsoft Press Books - Bottom of Page ] where you are located, I would advise that you obtain ALL of them especially this one.
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-.....r=1-2#noop
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There is NO way that I can explain chapter upon chapter of this library on a forum and I have barely only finished one of the [2] inch thick books myself. :( :(
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May be another Member can quickly answer your question without going into O/S details.
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Best Regards,
Rick P.

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DarrellRaines
Posts: 82

BlackBear, with Windows 7 the only way a standard account can install a program is if they have administrator priviledges. The best I can tell you to do is try this.

Launch GPEDIT.MSC and go to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Application Control Policies > AppLocker

Even then I doubt that will help you.

The Standard/Administrator account is a "Feature" in Vista and Windows 7 and in all honesty unless you are running a domain structure I just don't see a way around this.

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BlackBear
Posts: 22

Alright, thanks both of you for replying.

@DarrellRaines
Will try that when I'm free again.

Guess I shall drop this matter >.<

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

BlackBear,
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You are welcome from the both of us.
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Try to get the book I suggested above. It's invaluable for good study of Win7. :) :)
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Drop by HTG often.
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Regards,
Rick P.

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BlackBear
Posts: 22

@raphoenix
Sure, will look into the book soon ;D

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