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  1. j_holmes

    j_holmes Regular member

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    Hi all,

    Curious,
    I have a son that installs things on my pc that I dont want on. Actaually I dont want him installing anything.

    Is there a program that password protects the win.. installer?

    Or anything to the kind?


    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again
     
  2. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    you could always create a new user for him, give him his own password, and disable administrative functions so he can only use the computer, and not tamper or alter the C drive. Control Panel > User Accounts
     
  3. venomX05

    venomX05 Regular member

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    Hey j_holmes

    Well i am no expert in this, but no what it is....

    Basically, depending on how your computer is setup you can actually set up a feature that prevents him from downloading and installing...kinda of like if you are a regular user on a computer at work and when you try to surf the web you get blocked (depends on the company)...

    But try this and it might help....
    http://www.pcsoftland.com/utilities/access-control/Chaperone.htm

    I got this off a google search...now even though it costs money, you can definately do it free, but i am not too sure how...an admin/moderator/or another experienced person might be able to help you out.

    But if you are looking for a program to actually buy...this might be useful.
     
  4. j_holmes

    j_holmes Regular member

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    Thanks for the reply venomX05 & djscoop.

    I found an app (winguard pro 2005) that seems to be doing the trick.

    Has a lot of great features.

    Check it out:

    http://www.winguardpro.com/index.html



    Thanks again
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2005
  5. venomX05

    venomX05 Regular member

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    Thanks for the heads up....

    will definately check it out!

     

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