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XP network user access

By jneag ·
With an XP Pro system there must be an Administrator account. This account has all privelages. For local access you can then add additional accounts that have specific rights. But, for users that logon to a network, the user name does not have to becreated under User Accounts. (I can only assume that XP does this because it expects the user to have a policy in their Home directory.) What I want to know is, if a user is not in the User Accounts list, how do you setup this users rights? Excluding creating a policy.

These un-registered (for lack of a better word) users do not inherit the Guest access rights as far as I can tell. (I've tried it.) Not everyone who logs on to this computer will use the Guest logon due to the fact that they will log on to a network and the network logon name has to be specific.

Hope this makes sense.

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by carsten.holfelder In reply to XP network user access

Your network user all can logon onto the XP computer, The os will create a local profile for the user automatically, if you want a user to logon locally onto the computer you will have to create a local account and the user will have to specify whenlogging onto the computer the computers name instead of the domain name.
Hope this helps you.

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by jneag In reply to

Actually just found that out.

There's another problem though. Is there a way to setup a standard desktop/taskbar/rights for all users that logon to the network? So, no matter who logs on, all will get the same desktop. We have a 3rd party security program, so all I need to find out is how to setup default settings.

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by jneag In reply to

Nevermind. Found a way to add certain users into certain groups and that fixed my problem.

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