[windows2000] Re: Why can't a user change things like her folder's settings, background image, etc?

  • From: "Brian Anderson" <BAnderson@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "NMCS List" <nmcs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 15:43:23 -0500

could be a local policy that the old user tried to enact. Log on as admin (or 
at least an admin level acct, go to gpedit.msc, right click on Local Computer 
Policy and check the 2 boxes at the bottom of the window. 

if the new user can now change stuff, you know where to start looking

-----Original Message-----
From: Rod [mailto:rfalanga@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 12:17
To: Windows 2000 List; NMCS List
Subject: [windows2000] Why can't a user change things like her folder's
settings, background image, etc?


I have a new user working on a Windows 2000 Professional machine that used
to be owned by someone else.  Initially she was having problems logging onto
her machine, although I created an account for her in Active Directory and
could easily log into any other machine on the network using her
account/password.  I would get something called "User Environment" which
would pop up after we tried to log into her PC, saying that she couldn't due
to something or other (I cannot remember what).  So then I added her to the
local Administrators group on that PC and she could log in.

However, if she wanted to add a wallpaper to her background, she is denied
from doing so.  If I want to change the folder settings to show file
extensions (or, as Windows puts it, I clear the checkbox that prevents users
from seeing known file extensions), then I click on the  Apply and OK
buttons, it doesn't take.  And in fact if I get back into the Windows
settings I will find that everything I had set for folder settings has been
changed back to what it had been before I made any changes.

What is going on, with this machine?

Rod

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