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By patrizia.pierani@emersonp ·
We have an NT domain. We are sending out Win 2000 notebooks to our sales force. We want them to be as restricted as possible, with the following 'abilities': add printers, change power management options, change time/time zone. We do not want to putthem in the Power Users groups. I have not been able to find any policy setting to allow them to add a printer or to change power management options. Please help.

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by Desktop Jinx In reply to Power Options User Rights

I just picked up the answer to Power Options access elsewhere on the net (thank you zenpiglet). Grant full access for users to the two registry keys under this one:

HKLM\SMWCV\ControlsFolder\PowerCfg\

HKLM = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SMWCV = SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

You can do this manually with REGEDT32 or through Group Policy:

Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Registry

I too have been looking for a way for non-admins to add printers; theclosest I came is adding them through a command line -- a far cry from a user running the Add Printer Wizard and inserting whatever goofy CD came with their goofy printer. Given a few specific printers you could wrap up the right command lines in batch files / scripts that users could run. See Resource Kit's portmgr.vbs and prnmgr.vbs, or MSKB Q18**05.

As for time, it's in Local Security Policy (or Group Policy) under Local Policies / User Rights Assignment / Change the system time.

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