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#1 miztrniceguy

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 07:51 PM

When at work, I log onto my computer and can only open certain programs. I cannot access files and folders, and have restricted access to the web. I cannot even change any settings for the display, such as resolution. Everything is locked down that I am not allowed to use.

How can I put the same thing at home? On 2 family computers, my son (under 6) messes with anything he can get into. He has even gotten into the bios, despite me having a password. He changes settings, adds shortcuts to things, and goes to websites he shouldn't. I discovered that when he asks what letters make a certain sound, it means he is trying to spell it to find the website. not porn or anything, just places he shouldn't be. I tried net nanny, but couldn't figure out how to limit just him and not me. I already have his login as a limited user, but that doesn't seem to restrict enough.

Any suggestions? I run win XP with SP3

Asus P8Z77-V motherboard, Intel i5-3570K unlocked Quad Core cpu, 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz ram
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler, Samsung 128GB SSD with Win7 Pro, WD 500GB drive for data
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#2 GuruLounge

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:50 PM

Generally you use the GROUP POLICY EDITOR to set restrictions on a computer:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307882

Jeff




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