From: Super_Geek (RichardFalconer_at_thepostmaster.net)
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 14:48:42 +0100
Joe asks a question to do with PCs, Super_Geek dives in and tries to
>I want to make my PC only available to certain users. [snip]. I was
told I >could limit the access he has by assigning a password. Is this
correct ? >also how do I go about doing this without risking any
>I only want him or anyone to have acees to the pc if they know my
>password. [snip] In other words i want to know when he is on and how
This is possible on a Win9x system. However this is only if you have a
good reason for not upgrading to XP, (eg, you use DOS based games.)
1) Create a screensaver with a password setting
2) Navigate to the appropriate .scr file in the C:\windows\ folder
3) Create a shortcut to it
4) Paste the shortcut into the StartUp folder.
This will force a screen saver to load up on startup, and the password
must be entered to use the system.
BE WARNED: This is VERY easily by-passed using to methods. I won't
describe them because I presume quite a few (or some at least) will have
taken this simple solution before. However, for a more advanced solution
you can call the screensaver from the registry, and then it can only be
by-passed using one of the two methods.
Note that once you son knows your password, you will obviously have to
As for logging his activities, this will require third party software.
Examples have been mentioned in previous posts in this thread.
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