[jhb_airlines] Re: Limited Account

  • From: Mike Lucas <mhlucas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 17:29:31 +0100

Bones

A new limited user should see all existing installed programs and be able to run them (there may be some housekeeping progs that cannot be run). However such a user will NOT be able to install anything - although for some installation routines it is possible to use the "Run As" function and Run As Administrator.

Mike L

Bones wrote:
I'm not sure what you mean by:

"It is best to set up a special account, purely for F.S use, with only the
programs loaded, which are necessary to run Flight Sim. i.e do away with all
the virus scanners, etc. that you normally run in
the background on the Main Account."

If you set up a new account and then log in with this how much of the
existing software does it see? Does an Admin have to direct what gets loaded
by this account or will it automatically see everything already installed?

bones

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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Limited Account


Frank

It is quite easy <G>

Go into Control Panel\User Accounts.

There you will see all your user accounts for the computer.

 From here it's quite easy to set up a new account, modify an existing
account, change passwords etc.

There are basically 2 types of accounts - Administrator and Restricted.

As long as you are logged in as an Administrator you can change these at
will.

Read the help file about what restrictions are placed on a 'Restricted'
account.

It is best to set up a special account, purely for F.S use, with only
the programs loaded, which are necessary to run Flight Sim.

i.e do away with all the virus scanners, etc. that you normally run in
the background on the Main Account.

Al.

franklyn fisher wrote:
I think that Mike Lucas's suggestion of having a separate account for
Flightsim use, with LIMITED ACCESS, is a very good one.

Alastiar

So what you are saying is: set up another account, install your
relevent
programs etc, then change the account to restricted.

Is that correct?

Not having gone into setting up accounts, I am not aware as to what
you
can do.

Frank F









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