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496 views

Disabling all write (cd burning) permissions for a specific group of users on all CD/DVD drives mounted in Windows XP Pro SP3

I want all users within 'Restricted' user group (Windows XP Professional SP3) to be able to read from CDs/DVDs they insert. I don't want these users to be able to burn any CDs/DVDs using CDRW/DVDRW ...
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1answer
241 views

I need a script to lockdown the system time to users via gpedit.msc [closed]

I need to lockdown the system time on a number of PCs via gpedit.msc and then removing administrators from the group and then adding 'administrator' and 'polling'. Can I do this via a script? ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Save any file directly on Windows server instead of the user's PC?

I am using a Windows 2003 R2 server and an XP system. I want to save any file (like- .doc, .xls, audio and video file) directly on the server from XP system. There must be no option to save the file ...
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2answers
174 views

How do you prevent any and all access to a user's home folder by anyone other than the user in Windows XP?

We've tried editing permissions from an administrator account, but even users with all categories filed under "Deny" were able to edit their own security permissions. How do you fix this/Is there a ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Administrator/Guest Account Status “Not Applicable”?

I've never seen this before, and hope someone here can help explain this. The following screenshots were taken on a computer that is not a member of any domain, and therefore not having any Group ...
2
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2answers
612 views

XP server allows all domain users to c$ share

I have an XP Pro computer acting as a Quickbooks server. I've noticed that any user on the domain can access the computer via \\quickbooks\c$. I've looked in the local Administrators group on the ...
1
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1answer
278 views

Restrict access to All Users folder on XP and 7 via GP

I am attempting to restrict access to the All Users folder via GP. Currently I have the setting under: Computer/Policies/Windows Settings/Security Settings/File System configured for the ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Changing a security template setting in windows

I'm trying to learn about windows security templates on xp. In my example, I want to change a setting on a windows xp machine. I generate the sdb and .ini file then apply it using cmd /c echo y | ...
0
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1answer
54 views

Routing in Windows XP with IP restriction

I have WinXP with two connections (e.g. A and B). What is the easiest way to make WinXP act as gateway to B for one and only one given computer (IP) from A?
3
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2answers
158 views

Need to convert WinXP desktop into a WinXP-based server, suggestions? (more details inside)

My company's IT department would be better named the "computer purchasing and LAN cable maintenance department" because that's just about the limit of their abilities. In my division we just had a ...
3
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4answers
648 views

Windows XP: Modifying permissions - remove ability to run installers?

In this question, I outlined the situation at my workplace regarding some of the office workers' children and the computers that we've provided for them to use. Long story short, it turned out that ...
0
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2answers
118 views

Is it possible to configure a service to run as a group and add users to that group on Windows XP?

Is it possible to configure a service to run as a group and add users to that group on Windows XP? I need the service to have the permissions of the users in that group so that they can logonn, ...
3
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1answer
2k views

read write permission in root of drive c: in windows XP

What is the best way to give all users of windows XP access to create/write to files in c: drive. I do not want those permissions to be inherited to all other folders on the same drive. This access is ...
0
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3answers
117 views

Is there a way to tell if there is key stroke logging software installed? [closed]

I have a Windows-XP machine as my desktop system at work. Is there any way to tell if there is keystroke logging software running on my system or any other software that may be monitoring my system ...
0
votes
2answers
299 views

Change local time on XP box - local admin but group policy restricts time change

I am a developer in need of doing some temporal unit testing on my local XP box. I am local admin but there is a group policy enforced centrally that prohibits changing local time (a severe case of ...
2
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1answer
565 views

How to change the content ownership of an external HDD under Windows 7 for backup (all folders at once)?

Summary I'm currently trying to pickup the data of a HDD which PC is now dead (the M/B). I connected the HDD to my PC using an External IDE->USB Enclosure and can navigate thoughout some of the alien ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Removable media blocking strategy for Windows XP networks

Windows Vista upwards have a group policy setting to block removable media such as USB flash drives and USB mobile phones. Windows XP however lacks such a setting (or I can't find it) so I need an ...
0
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2answers
260 views

Windows XP Professional Group Policy question

If I use the group policy editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows XP Pro to disable the run option from the start menu and stop the user from having the ability to change the desktop wallpaper - is it possible ...
1
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3answers
80 views

Windows XP security settings for particular user

I have this scenario in one machine using Windows XP. I have three user accounts - admin, user1, user2 (I used to remote the pc via logmein). I set the local security settings to prompt users to ...
0
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2answers
113 views

How do I configure privileges for a Standard user account?

How do I limit the features of a Standard user account, without affecting the Admin account?
0
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1answer
2k views

What is host/computer SID in Windows AD? and what is needed to identify the elements of network with it? [closed]

SID as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Identifier 1) Help me to clarify the concept of computer SID on hypothetical situation: suppose, I want to secure a network cable (for ex., from a ...
3
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3answers
404 views

Windows XP Allows Account with Blank Password

I have the local security policy set to require a minimum password length of 10 characters. On a computer that is not part of a domain, and using the local admin account: Scenario 1: If a user is ...
0
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1answer
54 views

network folder share issue in Windows

I am using Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. I want to share a disk folder and I want users to be able to access directly (e.g. using \\10.10.10.123\shared in Windows resource explorer) without using ...
0
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3answers
268 views

Why would Remote Assistance work but not Remote Desktop?

I have managed to get Remote Assistance working between two XP machines, but as soon as I try Remote Desktop I can't even get to the login screen without an error which gives a list of possibilities ...
1
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1answer
2k views

XAMPP vs WAMP security and other on Windows XP

Not long ago I found WAMP and thought it was a God send because it had all the things I wanted/needed (Apache, PHP, MySQL, and phpMyAdmin) all built into one installer. One thing about WAMP has been ...
1
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2answers
650 views

Does Windows XP have C2 security certification?

For an army project we need to know whether Windows XP, both client and corresponding server os, are c2 certified. Are they? Are there any resources on that, like guidelines how to configure for c2 ...
4
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4answers
157 views

Determining who is running with administrator rights?

I work at a small non-profit organization with about 55 desktop PCs running Windows XP Pro. The domain controller is running Windows Server 2003. I have a two-part question (note that I'm a bit of a ...
0
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2answers
112 views

If I'm using Workgroup based Windows networking, do I need a login for all users on all PCs if I have a guest account with Admin Priv?

I administer our small office network. If I want PC's 1-5 (PC1, PC2, etc.) to all have access to our Server (using Windows Workgroup networking (not Domain networking) that I have to have the logon ...
1
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1answer
310 views

Tutorial on using Advanced Sharing (instead of Simple Sharing) on Windows XP and 7

We've always used Simple File Sharing. But I'm having some network difficulties with a new Windows 7 PC and I'm thinking we should be using Advanced Sharing. But as I got into it I realized it's far ...
0
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2answers
221 views

XP Missing AD in security location

I have a few Windows XP clients that are part of a domain, when trying to set the permissions on the security tab and pressing location to search the AD for users it only presents the local machine... ...
1
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2answers
833 views

Disable (disconnect from) WiFi on XP/Vista when cable is connected

We have a problem in office when a user connects to our LAN without disconnecting from WiFi network he was previously on (a free WiFi provided by building owners). At a minimum, firewall log entries ...
0
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2answers
107 views

Protect the Key?

I have a dozen or so older desktop machines lying about. (laying about?) We'd like to loan them to some non-profits for web browsing purposes. On the cheap, of course. We have XP volume license. ...
6
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12answers
712 views

Hardening a financially critical Windows computer

One of the risks to small and medium businesses is losing your bank credentials to bad guys by use of a key logger or other malware as Bruce Schneier blogs about. A particular threat is real-time key ...
5
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1answer
514 views

pstools/pskill - Use being logged?

Some of my cleverer users are using the pstools suite to shutdown each others computers. I now know how to prevent them from doing so but is it possible that the pskill commands are being logged ...
0
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2answers
2k views

“do you want to open this file” dialog XP SP2 driving me nuts

I used ApplicationMover to move some applications to a second drive, which worked fine but it didn't update the desktop shortcuts. So I deleted and recreated them. Now every time I try to use one I ...
0
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2answers
594 views

Firewall: How to Allow Application to Access Database at Database Server

I have 2 machines, one is used as to host application ( Application Server), another is used to host database ( database server). Both are windows XP. Now as the App Server needs to access the ...
1
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1answer
250 views

Device can't start error code 10

My (office) Desktop PC have some restrictions to USB devices. From the domain server there are some policies imposed. If I insert USB Mass Storage device like a memory stick, my system is able to ...
1
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2answers
2k views

How do I fix the built-in Windows Firewall which is blocking packets despite a configured exception?

I have configured my built-in Windows Firewall (Windows XP SP3) to allow this box to serve as a local FTP server (FileZilla server). The configuration was working until <insert some recent ...
1
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4answers
2k views

Windows XP File Properties Security Tab

This is hopefully a real easy one. In Windows XP on some environments the File Properties dialog (that opens on right-click > properties when viewing the file in windows explorer) sometimes shows a ...
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13answers
2k views

Locking Desktop USB Ports

How do you lock out the USB ports on the desktop PCs so we can prevent usage of USB drives on the desktops. I should clarify that these are Windows XP desktops. We should also assume that like most ...
0
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1answer
149 views

Windows Admin can not change the time

On my work laptop I have a local admin account that is in both the administrator group and the backup operators group. This the account cannot install windows updates or change the time. I've asked ...