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user shutting of programs

By Billyd59 ·
I have Windows XP and Windows Vista. I have 2 computers with mutible users. What I want Is something like Msconfig that will shut down programs for 1 user and not the others. For example I have 1 user just for makeing videos so I want to turn everything off for the 1 to make videos but keep everything on for all the other users? I would like one of these kind of programs for the Vista and 1 for Windows XP computer? I would like something that does this for the registry, services and startup programs.

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Set up as many user accounts as you need

by seanferd In reply to dictator

for as many "usage profiles" you'd like. You should be able to select what is installed and available for each user.

edit: If you have Professioal versions, Group Policy can take this even farther.

The only problem I see here is that if you already have these user accounts in existence, it might be easier to start fresh with new accounts on a fresh install, then install the appropriate programs in each user profile that are not common across profiles.

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Have a look at this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Set em and forget em

as each User can be setup in their own environment with their own program access.

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Is this what you are looking for?..."Shutdown Command"

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to user shutting of programs

http://tinyurl.com/dmmdkq
With this coding you can shutdown (nearly) any computers that you need on your network.
Have fun. :)

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Cool site, that.

by seanferd In reply to Is this what you are look ...

Thanks. It'll be handy for Vista users.

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No problem. :)

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Cool site, that.
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Startup script

by SKDTech In reply to user shutting of programs

You could write a startup script for each profile that would shut down those items you don't want/need running under that profile.

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Conservation of resources

by frankiesmum In reply to user shutting of programs

If I read it right, you are using different users to perform different tasks in an attempt to get around Windows "helpful" preloading of everything it considers you might want to work with whether you want it or not.
Answer is very simple - one user in safe mode - only the drivers and applications actually needed in the session are loaded as and when required, conserving all resources including power. When you want to switch to another task, log off and log in again to get a clear session. There is no need to go through any contortions to create multiple tailored profiles and no need to store all those profiles either.

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