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peakie22

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We have a couple of pcs running XP Pro in a Community Drop-in. Occasionally, one of our "helpful" youngsters sets a password on the general user account. It's not a problem in that we can reset it through the Admin account but I would prefer they couldn't change the password in the first place.

Can you give a clue as to whether (and if so how) I can set the parameters for the password so that only the admin can change it?

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See if this helps :

1) Configuring Windows XP/2000 for use on University Network

2) How to change the password policy

3) M$ Security Options

Hope this helps, especially the first one.

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Sorry I've been a while replying - been in sunny South of France!

Thanks for the thoughts - the first item seems to relate to network logons whereas I'm trying to restrict Windows logon. Well, not so much restrict, more just stop someone setting up a password for a limited account. I'll have a look through some of the bits on the second link. The third link doesn't work.
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Sorry I've been a while replying - been in sunny South of France!

The third link doesn't work.

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Ah, to be in southern France. :tazz:

Just checked third link and had no problem. Must be M$ messing around with you. ;)

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Quite right! Link worked this time. Will look through that too.

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