User Accounts and access

  foxandy 21:00 13 Apr 2003
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I am a new user of XP. I have set up accounts for myself and the kids who have limited access. When I install software for them they cannot access it in their acounts. I have tried installing it after changing them to administrators and then changing them back but this does not seem to work.

Any other suggestions??

  recap 21:53 13 Apr 2003

When going to install right click on the CD drive and select run as, from here you can select which user is to use the software.

  foxandy 23:10 13 Apr 2003

This looks like it would only work for one user. Can it work for multiple users? I assume I still have to change each users access too?

  yonex24562 11:08 14 Apr 2003

I have had the same problem and I recently (after seeing this thread )tried copying the files for the games into the 'shared documents' folder to see if that would work. After doing this I logged off and then went into one of the boys access and tried games that they could not previously play under their access and they played ok. When installing games in the future I will be putting them in that folder to save any hassle. Hope this helps, cheers

  spikeychris 11:46 14 Apr 2003

You do have quite a lot of options:

If you go to start and run and type in cacls you will see the commands you have available.

The below is what you will see. You have the option of changing access to users...

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\yourname>cacls
Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files

CACLS filename [/T] [/E] [/C] [/G user:perm] [/R user [...]]
[/P user:perm [...]] [/D user [...]]
filename Displays ACLs.
/T Changes ACLs of specified files in
the current directory and all subdirectories.
/E Edit ACL instead of replacing it.
/C Continue on access denied errors.
/G user:perm Grant specified user access rights.
Perm can be: R Read
W Write
C Change (write)
F Full control
/R user Revoke specified user's access rights (only valid with /E).
/P user:perm Replace specified user's access rights.
Perm can be: N None
R Read
W Write
C Change (write)
F Full control
/D user Deny specified user access.
Wildcards can be used to specify more that one file in a command.
You can specify more than one user in a command.

Abbreviations:
CI - Container Inherit.
The ACE will be inherited by directories.
OI - Object Inherit.
The ACE will be inherited by files.
IO - Inherit Only.
The ACE does not apply to the current file/directory.

C:\Documents and Settings\yourname>

Chris

  spikeychris 11:49 14 Apr 2003

You will find it easier to read when you type cacls into a command prompt. The formatting has increased the complication

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