different users only one has admin privileges

different users only one has admin privileges

Post by anonymou » Fri, 31 Oct 2003 11:56:50


ok thanx man i will try this at once
have been installed and
temporarily changing the
Panel / User Accounts,
in order to be able to
registry that it needs to
nature of limited accounts.
As.." command instead:
a New Account /
Next Pick: "Computer-
Password for it;
requires Administrator
game / Click Run As... /
password. Simple as that!
the limited user account.
used to logon to the computer:
into the RUN key of the
process if you wish to use it:
it to install it to your registry.
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Account.reg
regedt32 / browse to:
and
Value data: logoff
account, the computer will log
administrators desktop! :-)
Shell / User
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
scid=FH;[LN];gms
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ or Call / Contact
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confer any rights.

privileges
the
profile .
 
 
 

different users only one has admin privileges

Post by valer » Fri, 31 Oct 2003 17:17:29

Hi people,
I have a little problem in xp home,when i install a game
under the admin account,the users with limited privileges
can open the game but after a while they dont get all the
options.While it works normally under the admin profile .
Can this be fixed in some way.

 
 
 

different users only one has admin privileges

Post by Jimmy S » Fri, 31 Oct 2003 17:26:58

Hi Valery,

Some games will work with limited accounts after they have been installed and
run once either using an administrator account, or by temporarily changing the
limited user account(s) to an admin account in Control Panel / User Accounts,
just for the purpose of running the game the first time in order to be able to
install the necessary files and create the keys in the registry that it needs to
function, but may not be able to due to the restrictive nature of limited accounts.

If that mouthful doesn't resolve the issue, use the "Run As.." command instead:

1. Click Start / Control Panel / User Accounts / Create a New Account /
Name the Account: "able2play" (without quotes) / Next Pick: "Computer-
Administrator" & Click "Create Account";

2. Click on your new able2play account and Create a Password for it;

3. When your limited user wants to play a game that requires Administrator
privileges they can Right-Click the shortcut to that game / Click Run As... /
"The Following User": able2play and enter the password. Simple as that!

I know what you're thinking: That defeats the purpose of the limited user account.
To secure the "able2play" account so that it can't be used to logon to the computer:

What I do is add a shortcut to the windows logoff routine into the RUN key of the
able2play registry. I made a reg patch to simplify this process if you wish to use it:

4. Logon to the "able2play" account,

5. <ONLY RUN THIS PATCH USING THE "ABLE2PLAY" ACCOUNT>
Save this patch to your drive and then doubleclick it to install it to your registry.
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

or

*Instead of using the reg patch, click Start / Run / regedt32 / browse to:
[HKCU\SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] and
Click Edit / New / String value / ValueName: logoff / Value data: logoff

From now on, if anyone logs on with the "able2play" account, the computer will log
them off immediately. They will not gain access to an administrators desktop! :-)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Game FAQs: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / *** Helpsite: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ or Call / Contact
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_________________________________________________________


| Hi people,
| I have a little problem in xp home,when i install a game
| under the admin account,the users with limited privileges
| can open the game but after a while they dont get all the
| options.While it works normally under the admin profile .
| Can this be fixed in some way.
 
 
 

different users only one has admin privileges

Post by Jimmy S » Sat, 01 Nov 2003 07:38:56

ou're welcome Valerie. Thanks for posting! :-)

Cheers,
Jimmy.

< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news:08f201c39ecc$2391a390$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
| ok thanx man i will try this at once
| >-----Original Message-----
| >Hi Valery,
| >
| >Some games will work with limited accounts after they
| have been installed and
| >run once either using an administrator account, or by
| temporarily changing the
| >limited user account(s) to an admin account in Control
| Panel / User Accounts,
| >just for the purpose of running the game the first time
| in order to be able to
| >install the necessary files and create the keys in the
| registry that it needs to
| >function, but may not be able to due to the restrictive
| nature of limited accounts.
| >
| >If that mouthful doesn't resolve the issue, use the "Run
| As.." command instead:
| >
| >1. Click Start / Control Panel / User Accounts / Create
| a New Account /
| > Name the Account: "able2play" (without quotes) /
| Next Pick: "Computer-
| > Administrator" & Click "Create Account";
| >
| >2. Click on your new able2play account and Create a
| Password for it;
| >
| >3. When your limited user wants to play a game that
| requires Administrator
| > privileges they can Right-Click the shortcut to that
| game / Click Run As... /
| > "The Following User": able2play and enter the
| password. Simple as that!
| >
| >I know what you're thinking: That defeats the purpose of
| the limited user account.
| >To secure the "able2play" account so that it can't be
| used to logon to the computer:
| >
| >What I do is add a shortcut to the windows logoff routine
| into the RUN key of the
| >able2play registry. I made a reg patch to simplify this
| process if you wish to use it:
| >
| >4. Logon to the "able2play" account,
| >
| >5. <ONLY RUN THIS PATCH USING THE "ABLE2PLAY" ACCOUNT>
| > Save this patch to your drive and then doubleclick
| it to install it to your registry.
| >
| http://www3.sympatico.ca/nibblesnbits/OnlyRunUsingAble2Play
| Account.reg
| >
| >or
| >
| > *Instead of using the reg patch, click Start / Run /
| regedt32 / browse to:
| > [HKCU\SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
| and
| > Click Edit / New / String value / ValueName: logoff /
| Value data: logoff
| >
| >From now on, if anyone logs on with the "able2play"
| account, the computer will log
| >them off immediately. They will not gain access to an
| administrators desktop! :-)
| >
| >--
| >Cheers, Windows XP MVP
| Shell / User
| >Jimmy S.
| http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| >Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?
| scid=FH;[LN];gms
| >Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite:
| http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
| >MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?
| scid=sz;en-us;top
| >My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I
| confer any rights.
| >_________________________________________________________
| >
| >"valery" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in
| message news:076a01c39ebe$426647c0$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
| >| Hi people,
| >| I have a little problem in xp home,when i install a game
| >| under the admin account,the users with limited
| privileges