Give the kids separate user names and set yourself up as Admin. You can lock it down that way. -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Mike Hopkins Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 1:31 PM To: jsWalter at torres.ws; thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] request for assistance on XP Home setup... Do you have "Windows Policy Manager" as an option on XPHome? Policy Manager on win98 can be used to lock down the local system. You might try searching the MS site for PM if you cant find it on your installation disks. I don't know about white lists.... You might inadvertently block something the kids will need, and if that happens when you are not available it creates all the more incentive for poking around. Good luck. You need it. Mike Hopkins Father of a Scholar- -and now she's an Honors Graduate! ----- Original Message ----- From: "jsWalter" <jsWalter at torres.ws> > > So, I have 3 boys and they are itching to "cruise the net". They have net > access at school and are used to looking for info on the net for school > assignments. > > So, I would like to set up the machine for them to do that. But... > > Security is an issue. As in their ability to make *any* changes to the OS, > install apps, poke around in the OS and apps directory, etc. > > I would also like to remove their ability to "see" any drives, whatsoever. > -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !