How to stop users downloading

  laurieballard 18:44 23 Nov 2006


I have a small home network setup and i wanted to knw if i could stop other users on the network downloading things from the internet. by this i mean when you download directly from a webpage. Is there any kind of a program that would stop them doing this?

Any help would be appreciated

  Jackcoms 19:11 23 Nov 2006

If you're using XP, the 'Limited' user account type cannot download.

Change the "other users on the network" to Limited users.

  laurieballard 19:35 23 Nov 2006

thanks for the info but i havent got seperate accounts setup. The machine just boot up into windows with no logins. I dont want to setup user accounts.

  mammak 19:48 23 Nov 2006

As Jackcoms has already suggested you really would have to set up Limited user accounts on your network, I really cant see how you could achieve what your trying too without first setting limitations on users logins.

  Jackcoms 20:03 23 Nov 2006

Short of standing over each user to watch what they are doing, there is no way around this other than setting up user accounts for each individual.

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