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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bettablue, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. bettablue

    bettablue Flightless Bird

    OK, here's one I haven't heard of before. A guy at work has a computer
    running Windows 7 Home Premium on a small network. All is working fine with
    the exception of one small issue. On one user account, with virtually no
    administrative permissions, he wants to open a certain program (Not sure
    just what the program is) only after typing in a password. The only thing
    the user is able to do right now by default is play some of the Windows
    games and access the Internet and mail, otherwise that user can't do much
    else at all. Something doesn't sound quite right here either, does it?

    Is this even possible? It seems like it would be pretty straight forward.



    Free your feet, the mind will follow.
     
  2. Andrew Murray

    Andrew Murray Flightless Bird

    "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hveqe8$v3r$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > OK, here's one I haven't heard of before. A guy at work has a computer
    > running Windows 7 Home Premium on a small network. All is working fine
    > with the exception of one small issue. On one user account, with
    > virtually no administrative permissions, he wants to open a certain
    > program (Not sure just what the program is) only after typing in a
    > password. The only thing the user is able to do right now by default is
    > play some of the Windows games and access the Internet and mail, otherwise
    > that user can't do much else at all. Something doesn't sound quite right
    > here either, does it?
    >
    > Is this even possible? It seems like it would be pretty straight forward.
    >
    >
    >
    > Free your feet, the mind will follow.


    Sounds to me like he's using a "guest" user account (or the Win 7
    equivalent) - with very minimal usage capability.

    He needs to create standard user account from an "admin" level account.

    Not sure about Windows 7, but in Windows Vista there is a default
    "Administrator" and "Guest" account......I believe these are inactive by
    default.
     
  3. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On 6/18/2010 4:08 AM, Andrew Murray wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:hveqe8$v3r$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> OK, here's one I haven't heard of before. A guy at work has a
    >> computer running Windows 7 Home Premium on a small network. All is
    >> working fine with the exception of one small issue. On one user
    >> account, with virtually no administrative permissions, he wants to
    >> open a certain program (Not sure just what the program is) only after
    >> typing in a password. The only thing the user is able to do right now
    >> by default is play some of the Windows games and access the Internet
    >> and mail, otherwise that user can't do much else at all. Something
    >> doesn't sound quite right here either, does it?
    >>
    >> Is this even possible? It seems like it would be pretty straight
    >> forward.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Free your feet, the mind will follow.

    >
    > Sounds to me like he's using a "guest" user account (or the Win 7
    > equivalent) - with very minimal usage capability.
    >
    > He needs to create standard user account from an "admin" level account.
    >
    > Not sure about Windows 7, but in Windows Vista there is a default
    > "Administrator" and "Guest" account......I believe these are inactive by
    > default.


    When I installed Win 7 on another machine I have, the Administrator
    account was inactive but the Guest account wasn't.

    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows XP Professional SP3

    Timestamp: Friday, June 18, 2010 5:26:41 AM
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    If said program requires admin permissions to run, then r-click program
    and select "Run As"

    On 6/17/2010 10:50 PM, bettablue wrote:
    > OK, here's one I haven't heard of before. A guy at work has a computer
    > running Windows 7 Home Premium on a small network. All is working fine with
    > the exception of one small issue. On one user account, with virtually no
    > administrative permissions, he wants to open a certain program (Not sure
    > just what the program is) only after typing in a password. The only thing
    > the user is able to do right now by default is play some of the Windows
    > games and access the Internet and mail, otherwise that user can't do much
    > else at all. Something doesn't sound quite right here either, does it?
    >
    > Is this even possible? It seems like it would be pretty straight forward.
    >
    >
    >
    > Free your feet, the mind will follow.
    >
    >
     

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