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Local Security Policy not showing in Administrative Tools


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#1 412mark412

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:54 PM

I was reading a tutorial on how to make your computer lock like a network computer on start-up (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/xp-network-log-on-for-home-users/). One of the steps was to go to Start, point to Administrative Tools and click on Local Security Policy. However, the menu does not show the option "Local Security Policy". If there is any way I can show it please let me know. Any ideas?

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 01:12 PM

I think that...if you read that tutorial carefully...you will see that it states such exists for XP Pro, not Home.

Pro is designed for work/corporate use, while Home is not. The differences are few, yoo've come across one of them.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 02:54 PM

It specifically says "If this type of login is more comfortable for you to use and you would like to change your XP Home logon to do this as well, then please read on.". YanoNet (the person who created the article) said to contact him on the forum. Any other ideas, anyone?

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 02:54 PM

I think that...if you read that tutorial carefully...you will see that it states such exists for XP Pro, not Home.

Pro is designed for work/corporate use, while Home is not. The differences are few, yoo've come across one of them.

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The only difference is that Home cannot join domains so the IP Stack is a bit watered down so to speak.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 03:10 PM

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I just read that link...all I can say is...XP Home does not natively come with group policy and that is what is referred to in the tutorial. The tutorial is incorrect in that respect. I see that it was written 5 years ago and I know that some Pro users assumed that Home had group policy also...but such assumptions were incorrect.

Regardless of what it says, Home does not have group policy.

http://www.theeldergeek.com/group_policy_f...ows_xp_prof.htm

There are some who think it can be added successfully, but I don't see a lot of support for such notion.

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Edited by hamluis, 23 February 2010 - 03:18 PM.





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