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Anyone Know Which Power Option Scheme Applies To A Limited User?


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#1 TheDonDon

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:48 AM

I've been going through an exercise of securing my machine to stop my other users (aka my 3 and 6 year old daughters) from screwing things up.

Also gave myself a non-admin user for day to day use.

I've noticed that the limited users can't set the power options (Power Policy Manager unable to set active policy Access is denied).

Now that's cool because I don't want the girls twatting about with the settings but which power policy settings are used when I log on as a limited user?

It isn't the values displayed in the Power Options Properties - Power Schemes tab!

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:56 AM

I think the power settings that are set up for the Administrator ar ethe ones that are in place for all user accounts without admin access.
Not sure but it seems to make some sense to me.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:10 AM

Now that does seem like a reasonable assumption and it is kinda the conclusion that I had come to, but I have two admin ids coz I like a bit of belt and braces.

I'm not sure which id's power settings prevail.

I'm about to do some fiddling.

I'll post any findings here.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:19 AM

I'm just guessing here but I would assume that if you change the power options in one Admin account these settings will apply to all the other accounts, including other Admin accounts.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 05:55 AM

Yes that's what my tests seem to prove.
The last config saved by either admin user seems to be in force for all users including the admin accounts.

Now for a niaive and possibly silly question.
I'd expect to see this behaviour documented in some Microsoft manual - then I wouldn't have had to raise this post in the first place.

Can anyone point me at said documentation/ Microsoft website?

(Don't laugh too much!)

Edited by TheDonDon, 04 May 2007 - 05:56 AM.





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