How can I make my Windows account require a password to delete the pas
Posted 16 October 2007 - 03:55 PM
Posted 16 October 2007 - 05:14 PM
That is, say you have Fred and Bob as users.
Bob can remove his own password and get prompted for verification if he's deleting his password while logged into Bob.
Fred can remove Bob's password without any other prompts providing he's logged in as any other Administrator account except Bob's own account.
Likewise, Fred will be prompted if he tries to remove his own password, but Bob wouldn't if he tried to remove Fred's password.
Edited by Neil Jones, 16 October 2007 - 05:15 PM.
Posted 16 October 2007 - 05:23 PM
Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:45 PM
Goto control panel
click on administrative tools (if you cant see it then click on classic view)
click on the local secuity policy.mmc
under account policy there is a folder labeled password policy
in that you can set several password security settings.
if you set the policy to meet complexity requirments you cannot have an account with a null password
if you set the policy minimum password length you cannot have an account with a null password
you have to be logged into administrator to be able to set security policies
for further learning you should try and setup a user config for your whole family. adding all neccessary accounts and providing them with certain rights. Remember this **do not use the built in admin account for everyday activities**
It is not intended for that. You should only log into the built in admin account for installs and changes to the workstation.
if your sister has access to you account she can change it. so make her a separate account with her own password and let her use that. Plus she can set it up the way se wants it.
Posted 17 October 2007 - 04:04 PM
So to answer the original poster - if its XP Home, nothing you can do about it. XP Pro you can - see above post.
Posted 17 October 2007 - 07:47 PM
Edited by warrendubz, 17 October 2007 - 07:52 PM.
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