user profiles/ family safety

Posted: 12-19-2008, 01:08 AM

Hello all,

I am new here so I'll explain as well as I can.

I am administrator using admin account/.

I have locked several drives from the guest account using security ta
in properties.

I installed family safety and windows live was set to auto complete th
password.

Now when I use the internet in Guest profile the family safety scanne
auto completes.

I want the guest profile locked down.

The auto complete is disabled as admin however this is not transferrin
to the guest account.

Hopefully its an oversight and will not be too complex to solve

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barnyb3

user profiles/ family safety


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Malke
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Re: user profiles/ family safety
Posted: 12-19-2008, 12:37 PM
barnyb3 wrote:

> I am administrator using admin account/.
>
> I have locked several drives from the guest account using security tab
> in properties.
>
> I installed family safety and windows live was set to auto complete the
> password.
>
> Now when I use the internet in Guest profile the family safety scanner
> auto completes.
>
> I want the guest profile locked down.
>
> The auto complete is disabled as admin however this is not transferring
> to the guest account.
1. You should not be running as Administrator for your daily work in Vista.
Create an extra administrative account (call it something like "CompAdmin")
and after you've done this, log into it. From there change your own account
to Standard.

2. The Guest account is a special system account, not one meant for when you
are feeling hospitable. It is disabled by default in Windows XP, Vista,
Linux, Unix, and OS X for a reason. It doesn't behave the same way as
regular user accounts do.

From TechNet:

"The Guest account is intended for users who require temporary access to the
system. However, if this account is enabled, a security risk may exist
because an unauthorized user could gain anonymous access to the system
through this account."

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...chNet.10).aspx

So if you enabled Guest, disable it now and create a Standard/Limited
(Vista, XP Pro/XP Home) for your visitors. Call the new user account
something like "Visitor".

3. Now try whatever it is you're doing with "Windows Live". If it still
doesn't work and you're referring to Windows Live OneCare, post the
question about that program in its forums.

Windows Live OneCare Forums:
http://forums.microsoft.com/windowso....aspx?siteid=2

4. Be aware that Live OneCare (which I don't recommend anyway) is being
discontinued next year.

Malke
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Sam Hobbs
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Re: user profiles/ family safety
Posted: 01-03-2009, 02:30 AM
"Malke" <malke@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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>
> So if you enabled Guest, disable it now and create a Standard/Limited
> (Vista, XP Pro/XP Home) for your visitors.
So the Guest account should never be used for anything and Windows should
not have it?

Sam Hobbs
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Re: user profiles/ family safety
Posted: 01-03-2009, 02:30 AM
"Malke" <malke@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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>
> So if you enabled Guest, disable it now and create a Standard/Limited
> (Vista, XP Pro/XP Home) for your visitors.
So the Guest account should never be used for anything and Windows should
not have it?

 
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