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#1 Heartofgold

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 10:26 PM

I have several accounts setup on my Windows Xp Home Edition computer. I have MSN Messenger installed. I want to know if there is a way to stop the Limited accounts(children) from using the program. I want to create one account where they can access it but with a password where only I will know.

When they enter their accounts to do homework, messenger starts up and all their friends are online. I want them to only do their homework on their accounts.
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Posted 26 November 2005 - 11:24 PM

You could set up another limited account, uninstall MSN Messenger then log on to the new account and install Messenger there. Install it for that user only (if it has that option, I don't know if it does) then it wont be available on the kids accounts.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:03 AM

I tried opening another account and MSN Messenger was available there, even though I hadn't added it. I guess once it's on your computer, everyone gets it. I'll try to come up with a solution. Cross your fingers!

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:14 AM

That's why I said uninstall Messenger before making the new account. It's at the time of installation you are (maybe) able to choose if the app is available to all users or just the user logged on.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:28 AM

sorry, but I forgot to mention that I did uninstall MSN Messenger and then reloaded it using my Admin account and it still shows up in other accounts.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:33 AM

I think you can remove it from the "all accounts" start folder and put it only in your account's start folder.

Remove the program from the menu in the limited accounts.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:00 AM

I think I replied to this on another forum this morning. Here's a quote of my reply:

Here's little program from Microsoft (it's free) that allows this type of thing (but I haven't tried it myself).

Shared User Toolkit:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sharedaccess/default.mspx


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Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:18 AM

Thanks, but it looks like it's something for someone with a lot of knowledge. I don't want to screw up the computer.
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