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Accessing internet from other user account


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#1 gregcurie

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:48 PM

Hi

Normally I try to find out myself, but for this problem I think I'll try asking.

We are often recommended to not run in Administrator mode/account. For this reason I created a second account on my Windows XP and have found that Internet Explorer can't get out through the wireless modem.

In the Admin account IE seems to have no problem.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:04 PM

Quick fix is to use the Guest Account which has internet Access.

Edited by USN Vet, 19 June 2011 - 03:12 PM.

Feel free to ignore my comment, just another user !

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 04:46 PM

See comments by BC Staff at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic298256.html .

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/usercpl_overview.mspx?mfr=true

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Edited by hamluis, 19 June 2011 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:00 PM

Thanks for that, but no progress yet.

From Control Panel/User Accounts I get to see three accounts, Administrator, Guest and the second account I created.

When I try to change the account types I get only two choices, Administrator or Limited.

When my machine starts up I get two choices to login. I don't get access to the Guest account there and I am doubtful it would help.

I have tried looking at the Computer Management/Local Users and Groups. From there I can see a list of accounts including my second created account.

There are two lists, Users and Groups. When I try to use the bright idea, borrowed from other operating systems, of assigning the second user account to another group, I find the programs don't make it obvious what to do.

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