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User-specific DNS settings?

Question: User-specific DNS settings?

We're running Windows SBS 2003, and would like a specific user account (which happens to be a restricted user) to have specific DNS settings, regardless of workstation.

That should be possible via GPO, but isn't working.

DHCP seems to be workstation-specific rather than user-specific, and manual modifications will affect other users on those workstations.

Ideas?

Thanks.

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Answer: User-specific DNS settings?

What is the ultimate goal that you need specific DNS settings for? There may be a different way of going about it.

Riley

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Whether Indexing options settings are User specific or PC specific

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My school's computer administrators had the bright idea of making the systems forget all changes whatsoever whenever you log out or reboot to make it harder to mess up a system and to prevent people from moving things around/etc and making things a mess for others. Which is fine. Problem is, they just never get around to configuring quite a lot of things, such as MS Office, which creates a painful hassle every single time we use them, which is every class meeting in one of my classes.

What I'm wondering is, is there maybe some sort of way you could create a script of some sort that would apply all of these little settings, everything from showing extentions of filenames and changing to list view with the status bar on in explorer to providing that first run setup stuff for things like office and opera (which has horrible defaults IMO)?

I've tried talking to them, but, the only time I got anything through at all was when I finally managed to convince them to install video drivers instead of using only the built in XP crap (which, btw, is painfully slow even just raising/lowering a window) and this was because a software that was absolutely vital to one of the classes would not run at all due to requiring the specific OpenGL driver provided by nVidia (which btw, is stupid as it's a 2D java-based program utilizing exactly 0 acceleration, but, that's a matter to take up with Oracle, not the admins here...)

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Answer:Any way to apply windows user specific settings via script somehow without reboot?

Sounds like your administrators have implemented Mandatory Profiles which means ANY changes you make to the system will be overwritten. Even if you decided to try to make changes to the registry, the only way to implement the changes is to logoff/logon again, which in turn will overwrite said changes. There's no way around Mandatory Profiles...hence the name.
 

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So I was browsing the web, looking for a way to disable the Start background for a certain user (he keeps toying around with windows 8) and other permissions too. Most things I disabled were meant to be used with gpedit.exe, but I used a user Snap-In in mmc.exe. However, I and some other people want to change the background. So how do I disable this setting for a specific user?

Answer:Force specific background color for a specific user??

It's been a week and no answer...

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I manage a school network and would like advice on an issue with offline files.
For reasons of access to teaching specific users on specific computers need to have their files stored on their local machine.
Other users who log into the machine do not need to store their files (I don't want them to).
I also don't want the specific users to store offline files on other local machines.
Is this possible using active directory and group policy ?
How would I go about it?
Matt
 

Answer:Offline files specific user on specific computer

kingmatt said:

I manage a school network and would like advice on an issue with offline files.
For reasons of access to teaching specific users on specific computers need to have their files stored on their local machine.
Other users who log into the machine do not need to store their files (I don't want them to).
I also don't want the specific users to store offline files on other local machines.
Is this possible using active directory and group policy ?
How would I go about it?
MattClick to expand...
You can redirect specific users My Docs folder to a network share. Then the files will not be stored on the local machine, and you can also include that network share in your daily backup routines. As for the other users, just leave their My Docs folder set to the default path, and their files will be stored on the local machine.
 

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Hello Everyone,
What I want to accomplish is to run the program "InstallShield" only with a specified user.
So Basically DENY TO EVERYONE (admins, users, ... ) and ALLOW to the specified user.
I've tryied to create a Deny rule to everyone and an allow to specified user rule but isn't working.
Pheraps it checks the deny rule first and if it's true it stop checking.
Is there a way to allow only my SA user to be able to run Installshield and to deny access to the app to everyone else?

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Folks
I've asked this question elsewhere and got no firm response. In Windows XP pro [or home for that matter].... if the system has multiple User accounts, particularly those with Admin permissions, is HJT user-specific? Do you need to login and run it multiple times in the various Accounts to get an accurate picture?

thx

z
 

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I know you can lock down an AD account to log into a specific machine but can you lock down a machine to only accept certain user logins? We have some mission critical machines that only have the specific rights with certain ID's but the users keep insiting on logging onto them as their own ID thus making the app not work properly and the machine go whacky. I want to set it up to deny logins other than using the specified ID's they have been given already (and not their own user accounts).

Is there any way to do this other than limiting EVERY user account (since I only need this limit on like 2 PC's per site I have).

Thanks for any help. (yes I know about runas types of solutions I really would like to keep these PC's as clean as we can and not have other user profiles on them at all).

TIA.
 

Answer:Lockdown user login on a domain machine to a specific user.

So I would assume these computers are attached to the domain, so their domain logins allow them to login to the computer.

Couldn't you use a combination of the local policies
Deny logon locally
Logon Locally

Both of them allow you to add a user or group to those local policy. I would think that if you deny the everyone group in the domain then set the users who are allowed to login in the other policy, that might work. I am not sure though. I would have to test it.
 

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Hi!

I`m looking into creating a custom domain-wide default user for my company, but we have two major types employees depending on their tasks (this means - Software A is used by employee A and not by employee B and the other way around). In the Active Directory they are (of course) separated into OUs and Groups.

So I was wondering is it possible to create two default user profiles and somehow link them to a OU or Group in Active directory?

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Hi all,

I have an odd problem when trying to run an application as a different user (holding shift + right clicking the icon and selecting "Run As Different User".
So, I have two user accounts: XBMC, General and test. When I try to run an application as XBMC (using either Generalor test accounts), the application never loads and after around ~30 seconds, the run as different user window reappears and mentions that it timed out.
I'm able to run applications as either General or test from any of the three accounts, it is only when trying to run as XBMC that I run into problems.
Trying to run any program as XBMC times out.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Run as different user does not work for one specific user

Bumpedy.

Anyone? I know it's a really strange problem.....

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Windows XP home edition Home edition 5.1, build 2600, SP??
Intel pentium 4 CPU 3.00ghz
page file 504mb used 725mb avalible
Direct x 9.0c
504 MB ram
Those are the specs for my friends comp... Whenever she loads IE on all but one user account it immediatly giives the error message "windows has encountered a problem and needs to close" and closes. Also her MSN messenger is inconsistenly saying that it cant find the windows live ID
Help? This is on all accounts but one and the messnger bug remains on that one. they have norton and it hasnt pciked up anything. 3 of the accounts are admin and 1 is limited..
One of the admin accounts doesnt have the IE bug all the other accounts do.
Any help would be appreciated
-Matt
 

Answer:IE bug with user specific

Could be due to possible corruption in the user profiles. Try creating new user profiles and copy the data from the corrupt profile to the new.

Instructions: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151
 

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We have gone to SBS2008 and are now running in a domain (was peer to peer).

Naturally to do this I logged in as normal joined a DOMAIN, rebooted, and logged in with the proper domain user account and password.

Is there any way to copy the settings from that local account to the new DOMAIN log in user account?

I normally use a little program called outback plus which backups all this stuff and the ie settings/cache/etc - same for the firefox stuff and then I can restore that wherever I want -- however that only seems to be working on a few of the comps. 3 of them in fact the files will not restore -- no idea why and no google search has uncovered the answer so I am looking for an alternative.

I am stuck big time and need to finish this asap as everyone comes back to work tomorrow at 8:30am

Thanks in advance if you can help.

Greg
 

Answer:Copy settings (desktop, taskbar, ie, and firefox) from one LOCAL user to DOMAIN user?

what OS?
roaming profiles or standard local-only profiles?

either way if XP,
System Properties -> Advanced -> User Profiles Settings -> select local account, "Copy To" select new domain account profile folder as destination.

or use something like User Profile Wizard by ForensIT.
I've used it several times before and it worked flawlessly for me.
 

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i bought a new stereo that allows you to stream songs wirelessly through wifi. however, it says i have to configure the settings to these:

SSID:W770-INST-PHAS
Channel: 5
WEP: off
AD-HOC mode

how exactly do i do this? im running winxp and my router is a linksys WAP54G. ive toyed around with a lot of settings and i really have no idea how. if it matters, im not the "main" computer on the wireless network. im in an apartment with a few other guys and its his router so i never installed any software for it.

anyway, thanks in advance.
 

Answer:how to change these specific settings..

well, i think it's pretty sad that you can't configure your own ssid in the media player.

but since you can't change those settings, you would be best to talk to your roommate, since it will basically change the all the settings on his wireless router, and break whatever wireless network he has now. Since i would be pissed if someone did that with my equipment, my guess is that he would be too.
 

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I started configuring Vista Home Premium as an administrative user and was wondering if it was possible to transfer the configuration for that user to a different standard user account which, from what I understand, would be more secure. It should be possible to switch the administrative user account to a standard user account (haven't seen this either), but I would like the option of using a standard user account with basically the settings I have set up so far for the admin account while maintaining the admin account as is. Is there an easy way to accomplish this? Thanks.
 

Answer:Transfering Program Settings for Administrative User to Standard User

The easiest way would be to create a new account, copy the profile of the original account over to the new one, and then make the new account a limited one.

Though this is for corrupted profiles, the method is the same:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151
 

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Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 some months ago. Original profile did not require password to log in, and was not associated with a Google email or Microsoft account that I know of.

I added a user a couple of days ago (added a personal account of mine with my own password from my laptop) because software problem said try another user, and this laptop computer didn't have any other users. So I added one.

That was a mistake. After I "added a user" I could ONLY log on the computer with the NEW user. The old one, the profile, all the settings, the playlists, everything was gone. Like it never existed. There was and is no option to log on as the original. The computer became an extension of my laptop, with zero other option.

I had to add a third user and give it admin capabilities just to remove my laptop profile (which I didn't really want on this computer, I was just adding a user to "try another user" with a software problem). But all my original settings seem gone.

I can see additional users in Windows Media Player for instance, but it says I need permission to access those. Since it is impossible to log on as any other user except this latest (and third) user. I can't give myself permission to access those old playlists.

Adding a user should come with a warning.

If anyone has any ideas where I can recover the old settings, I'd be grateful. The threads I've seen around the web and here have directed to Windows 7 workarounds which do not work... Read more

Answer:Added User, original user / profile & settings disappeared

Hello and welcome to the TenForums

It might be worth finding out all the users that are associated with your PC. To do this open a command prompt (right click on the Start button) and then type in the following command wmic useraccount list full

This will display all users on your system (including hidden ones) and if you paste the results here we can determine which accounts are still present. If you want to see more details of this process look in the tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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I just did a fresh install (of Windows 10) on my wife's new (used) laptop. Everything went well and the username and password were her logon's from her previous computer. She logs on successfully, but a message pops up from the system tray that tells her that she was logged on as a temp and her settings won't be saved when she logs off. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks, Jim

Answer:On a new install User logs in, but can't save settings or user folder

okrobie said:

She logs on successfully, but a message pops up from the system tray that tells her that she was logged on as a temp and her settings won't be saved when she logs off.



There's a Tutorial on that problem, see if it helps...
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...ofile-fix.html

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Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 some months ago. Original profile did not require password to log in, and was not associated with a Google email or Microsoft account that I know of.

I added a user a couple of days ago (added a personal account of mine with my own password from my laptop) because software problem said try another user, and this laptop computer didn't have any other users. So I added one.

That was a mistake. After I "added a user" I could ONLY log on the computer with the NEW user. The old one, the profile, all the settings, the playlists, everything was gone. Like it never existed. There was and is no option to log on as the original. The computer became an extension of my laptop, with zero other option.

I had to add a third user and give it admin capabilities just to remove my laptop profile (which I didn't really want on this computer, I was just adding a user to "try another user" with a software problem). But all my original settings seem gone.

I can see additional users in Windows Media Player for instance, but it says I need permission to access those. Since it is impossible to log on as any other user except this latest (and third) user. I can't give myself permission to access those old playlists.

Adding a user should come with a warning.

If anyone has any ideas where I can recover the old settings, I'd be grateful. The threads I've seen around the web and here have directed to Windows 7 workarounds which do not work... Read more

Answer:Added User, original user / profile & settings disappeared

Hello and welcome to the TenForums

It might be worth finding out all the users that are associated with your PC. To do this open a command prompt (right click on the Start button) and then type in the following command wmic useraccount list full

This will display all users on your system (including hidden ones) and if you paste the results here we can determine which accounts are still present. If you want to see more details of this process look in the tutorial: User Account Details - View in Windows 10

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Hi,

I installed a new SSD for one of the employee in my office. I installed win 8.1 pro. installation all was fine.

But now the specific user, when he logins to the Computer, it is very slow for him. Even right click pop up menu is also taking 5 seconds to load. His excel files in the network is also taking lot of time to open and work. Most of the resources are taking
time to load. 

However in the same PC if I login as administrator the computer flies. It has no lag and working properly.

He tried login in another PC and has no issues. Only in this PC hes problem. 

I have updated the updates, drivers. Antivirus is also installed.  
He was using HDD before. His PC was already slow. That is why i installed an SSD for him.

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Not sure what is going on, but I have an XP Pro box here at work that when rebooted by automatic updates or any reboot, boots to a specific generic user name on our network. This user name is basically for a machine running embedded XP that is connected to the network to pull job files for manufacturing parts. I have this machine locked out of internet access through the ISA Firewall policy.

The XP Pro box is our engineering dept. that creates the programs for the machine to run which are then saved on the server. Problem started about 3 weeks ago and it is driving me crazy trying to figure it out. It first started just continually re-booting with out ever getting to the log on screen. I got by that by trial and error, finally booting to "Last Known Good" which still automatically logged the generic user on w/o the log on screen ever showing up. From there i can indeed log off and back on as any user. I logged on as Administrator and have run all of the required scans and tools. Now the box will boot, but directly to the generic user.

Any help is appreciated.

Tom
 

Answer:XP Box keeps booting to a specific user

Hi there. This does not sound like a malware problem, but you did say that you had ran all the scans, so could you attach the requested logs please and we'll certainly see if any malware is present. If not I will refer you onto the software forum.
 

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At work one of my users had a virus on their laptops so he brought it to me. Symantecs found it and took care of it. Ran a scan with Malwarebytes and another with Symantecs, both returned clean. Gave the laptop back to him, he calls me within the hour and says the infection is still there. I went down and sure enough the thing was still there, once again Symantecs found it and took care of it. Ran a scan with Malwarebytes and another with Symantecs, both returned clean. Gave the laptop back to him, had him log on with me there. And AGAIN it appears, bu this time only after he logged on with his 3G card. Ok, so found it there was the culprit, took the laptop scanned it cleaned it and got him a new 3G card, finally over right??? Wrong!!! It is still there, but only shows when he logs on. What the hell??? How is that possible for a virus to be user specific like that??? I'm not looking for it to be cleaned, I'm just gonna wipe it and image it, but really what the hell??? How is that possible???

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Not sure what is going on, but I have an XP Pro box here at work that when rebooted by automatic updates or any reboot, boots to a specific generic user name on our network. This user name is basically for a machine running embedded XP that is connected to the network to pull job files for manufacturing parts. I have this machine locked out of internet access through the ISA Firewall policy.

The XP Pro box is our engineering dept. that creates the programs for the machine to run which are then saved on the server. Problem started about 3 weeks ago and it is driving me crazy trying to figure it out. It first started just continually re-booting with out ever getting to the log on screen. I got by that by trial and error, finally booting to "Last Known Good" which still automatically logged the generic user on w/o the log on screen ever showing up. From there i can indeed log off and back on as any user.

I logged on as Administrator and have run all of the required scans and tools and submitted them in the Malware Forum where Kestrel13 tells me they are clean.
Any help is appreciated.

Tom
 

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When I tried to install itunes, it gave me an error that said: Could not access network location %AppData%. Apple said empty the temp folder and it installed. Then it after install, it said: The Required Folder Could Not Be Found. I also had that problem with "APPDATA" in many other installs. Itunes works just fine in another account. Apple support told me to create another "test" account to see if it is user specific. When I tried to open that new account it said: The user profile service failed login. The user profile could not be started. Or something like that. Apple said it is probably an OS problem. They did not tell me much more because they freaked out when I told them
I was using MediaMonkey to sync music because iTunes would not work. Apple is so paranoid. Any help to my problem?

Answer:User Specific Problems

I had a similar problem - perhaps not quite the same as you - but perhaps something in my experiences will be some value, if only small..

I store my personal files on a remote machine. For me this is a file server down the other end of the house. So I changed the location of my personal folder (I use regedit but there are numerous ways to achieve this). If the remote location was ever unabvailable I got the same error - "The required folder could not be found" and iTunes would terminate. At times I've use a USB stick for my library and in some cases, machines of my sons.. But if the locations is not resolvable iTUnes balks. Just my 2 worth

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Problem: Notebook on which Local Admin account seems to run fine, but a Local User account runs very slow. User is a member of Local Admin group and Local Users group. Notebook is not joined to a domain. HJT was installed and run under the user that is experiencing the problem.

I have installed and run Spybot S&D and fixed the issues it found. I'm afraid that I may have "fixed" something that I shouldn't have. Although, it was running slow before I did this, which is why I am working on the computer in the first place. It seems to be running slightly slower after is used SS&D.

I have also run a full scan from Symantec Antivirus v10 Corporate Edition (fully updated) with the option to scan for security risks enabled.

I think that I may have to do an in-place upgrade of Windows, but before I do that I figured I'd post the log here in hopes that someone may find something that can fix it easier.

Thank in advance for your time!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:43:21 AM, on 08/08/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cisvc.exe
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Answer:HJT.log: User-specific slowdown

I'll take no responses from 8 views in a nearly 24-hour period to mean that there is nothing obvious going on here.

To the re-install cave!
Thanks!
-tim
 

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When I started up it says Win.ini corrupt. Then it starts
up as a new user losing track of Favorites and Start Menu
and Desktop Icons, Display and Folder attributes. Under
Documents and Settings it has added Dave.U5R2D5 in
addition to Dave which still has all the information. I tried
switching the 2 Filenames to get back to what it used to be but
gave an error message and didn't do it and started another new file.
Is there some way to use the old Dave file?
 

Answer:Lost settings, New user made in Documents and Settings

Hiya asd123321.

It sounds like you`ve re-installed the system from CD over the top of an existing system, giving you a fresh `Dave`. Have you recently run a repair or indeed, done a clean install ?

As a work-around, can you take the documents & favourites from the old `Dave` and put them in the new `Dave` so at least you`re back up and running again.

Jenny
 

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I use Windows XP Pro. My lovely children got to my computer this morning and logged in as me, rather than as "kids". Now, when I try to log in as "me", all of my settings are gone and the scene and settings look like when you log in as the "kids" . When I try to go into explorer, it tells me I have to install it. Same with all other programs. Nothing shows up as installed. If I pull up my programs list, it still lists my programs such as itunes, word, etc., but if I try to run them, they all need to be installed. (Logging in as "kids" still looks like "kids" though.) If I look for my Word documents through another user's Word, I can find them, under "kids documents", "shortcut to me documents". I looked at doing system restore but somewhere in the process it looks like system checkpoints have been deleted because the only system checkpoint it shows is from today and is after the change occurred.

I obviously can access my Word documents but it is my saved email and addresses that I am most upset about. Any suggestions? Would it make things worse to try restarting the computer? Many, many, many thanks.
 

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I can apply 'Site Zone Assignement' successfully to user:
User Settings -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page.
I can use this to add sites to trusted sites.
When I apply the 'Security Compliance Manager' 4.0 Internet Explorer GPO template to the workstation, the user site zone assignment settings "stop taking". I say stop taking, because according to group policy modeling, and gpresult,
the user GPO is present and applied.

Of note:
If I change the 'Site Zone Assignement' to a computer setting, it takes. {My manager doesn't want to do this}
If I enable loopback processing it does not take.

I've seen this issue on windows 7 and 10 Enterprise x64 clients.
I feel like there is something set in the SCM internet Explorer GPO set that's preventing user settings (whether from GPO or user) from applying, but I can't put my finger on it. Does anyone else know?

P.S. Link to SCM: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2014/09/04/scm-baselines-for-windows-8-1-ie-11-and-server-2012-r2-are-now-live/
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=507389&clcid=0x409
Internet-Explorer-11-Security-Compliance-Baseline_Attachments-2.cab\BaselineDocuments\94949772-335f-402b-bb8e-9904a31b1cba\Internet Explorer 11 CCE Reference.xlsm

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Hello, I was not able to repair a corrupt registry on my hard drive via the traditional ways (using restore disk, restoring to earlier date, via safe mode, etc). By luck, I still had my old (smaller) hard drive after installing a larger one this past august and was able to boot up. So now the old drive is C: and my registry corrupted drive is E:. I tried restore to the last restorable date and it must be reading only from the C: drive, because the last restorable option is this past August. I swapped the drives again, and used the E: drive to try to boot with no success (same problem - corrupt files).

The question I have is, now that I can access the corrupt (E drive when I boot off the old one, is there a way to restore to an earlier date stored on the E: drive to fix that drives corrupted files? The corrupt problem started around Dec 27, and I know I have a closer restorable date with the data on E:

Or better yet, is there a better solution out there to fix the corrupte files than what I am trying to do?
operating system is XP PRO SP2
Thanks
Andy
 

Answer:restore settings on 1 specific drive

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hi all i was just wondering how i can set a defined ip for the devices in my network
like my ipod would be 192.168.1.20 and so on because when my devices reconnect they get a random ip
 

Answer:settings specific ips for network devices

see if your router has a Static DHCP or DHCP Reservation option.

if so, you can enter the device's MAC address and associate it with a specific IP address within that config page.
 

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Got my W510last week  -- love it so far. First I did was use the Biometrics identification. It works great for the first user I created. But then I needed to create a second user. Now, I can't seem to delete the biometrics settings from User A, to allow user B to define fingerprint settings?

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First, please excuse my posting and running away (have to go after this, but will be back tomorrow).
I'm the sole user so far of my Vista SP2 system, and am creating a 2nd (non-admin) user account (1st time I've done it).
No problem, except that it has the default Vista settings, and looks like a lot of work to get to my taste (which the 2nd user shares). (I'd forgotten how many things I'd changed originally!). I haven't started the settings yet, as I'm hoping there's a short cut.
I have some instructions for using the settings one's made in a non-admin user account as a template for further accounts. But is it possible to just duplicate the settings of my own account, rather than doing them all over again?

Answer:Duplicate settings of 1st Vista user into a 2nd user account?

What sort of settings are you referring to? Desktop icons? Screensaver? etc.

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I have two admin accounts on my Windows 8 computer, I want to transfer everything from one of the admin accounts, to the other so I can make it my primary account.

Is there anyone who can suggest the best way to do this?

Thanks.

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I'm creating a new user profile and I want to have the same settings as an existing user account (desktop environment, etc.). Is there an easy way to just copy these old settings from the existing user account or must they all be manually netered and configured again for the new user account?
 

Answer:Easy way to copy user settings to a new user profile?

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Hi,

I'll do my best to describe my problem. Have a small home network with 3 computers. Call them "A", "B", and "C". On all three, I have specific folders shared.

However, I'm having a problem accessing only some of those shared folders on "A". Computer "A" has two users - Scott and Anne. Computers "B" and "C" each have only one user - Scott for "B" and Anne for "C". From both "B" and "C", I can access any shared folders on "A" that are in Scott's My Documents. However, I can't access any shared folders that are in Anne's My Documents. It doesn't matter whether I share Anne's entire My Documents folder or specific subfolders under it.

I'm guessing this is some sort of user issue. However, it would then seem that from computer "B" I would only be able to access Scott's docs whereas from computer "C" I would only be able to access Anne's docs. Instead, both "B" and "C" can or cannot access the same things.

Appreciate any help I can get. It's starting to drive me nuts. (And Anne is not real happy about not being able to get to her stuff.)
 

Answer:Can't get to specific user's shared folders

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I think I know the answer to this, but I would appreciate some help quick, this is for our admin assistant who is the president's sister and has an attitude. I have her on OWA, but that won't keep her happy for long....

She called me this morning saying she could not access her email. We have w2k workstations with outlook 2k and exchange 2k. She had rebooted still nothing. I logged her out and logged in as myself - starts up fine. I know an easy fix would be to delete her account and recreate, as I suspect that to be corrupt somehow... but if anything is changed, I'll have to listen to her complain. Plus I try to do a detect and repair under my account since I can get into it, it stops halfway with error 1706. But it works fine otherwise under me. I uninstalled office professional completely and reinstalled it, same thing. I have to go into task manager and it is locked with 99 cpu taken.

Help please!!!
 

Answer:Outlook 2k cannot open for specific user

I think you best bet is to just create her another account and let her use that one and map her My documents to the new user profile just wondering how much cpu does it take up when you are logged in using access
 

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To All,I was unable to access a folder on a Win7 Home Premium PC from a WinXP Pro SP3 PC even though the user accounts on both PCs were in the same workgroup and had identical names. Also I had done the following:Use Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center then...click "Choose homegroup and sharing options" then...click "Change advanced sharing settings" then...scroll down to HomeGroup connections and press the following radio button: "Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers".I had also modified the properties of the folder to indicate sharing "with specific people", and the selected user account name was indicating read/write permissions.The key step I had overlooked was to apply a password to the user accounts on both PCs.I'm writing this because the requirement for passwords on both accounts hadn't been emphasized enough in any of the references I had consulted. The info may have been there, but it just didn't sink in.Since I am a relative newcomer to Win7, I stand ready to be corrected. If you know of a way to give read/write access to a folder on a Win7 box for a specific user on a WinXP box (and ONLY that specific user) without having passwords on the user accounts in both machines, please let me know.Thank youRayS

Answer:Share Folder With Specific User On Xp PC

See if this provides you with any insight: Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To GeekIf not, I'll do my best to find a solution to your problem. There's no point in me delving off into it all when there is a tutorial for it already. But if that doesn't solve your problem, I'll roll up my sleeves and see what I can do.

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I would like a Standard user to be allowed to empty the recycle bin. Thank you.

Answer:How can I allow/restrict specific user's privileges?

Have a read through this. Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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Well, my dear son is getting to be quite the computer whiz....at 5 years old! Why, he knows more about computers and how they work more than I did when I graduated from University, back in 1992. <OMG>I want to "aggressively limit" his access to programs, partitions, and anything that would harm the computer if he did the wrong thing.Now, here's my problem.1) I run Vista Home Premium (READ: no Group Policy Editor, gpedit)2) Do not, do not, direct me to that massive spreadsheet that Microsoft has available for Vista Home users, that list the registry tweeks for GPEdit....I don't plan on editing the registry manually.3) Parental Controls help me with controlling which websites to block and which Programs to block, but I need to do MUCH MORE.a) Prevent access to and hide specific partitions (like the Windows partition) from use. Prevent access to Control panel, Admin functions (ie: Computer Management, Event viewer, etc.)c) Block regedit from running.d) Prevent accessing Task Manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL)e) Disable Right-click (context menu).f) Show only certain programs in the Start Menug) Prevent changes to wallpaper, screen savers, etc.h) However, allow Antivirus, Firewall, Windows Update to work and update normally, but obviously, prevent access or changes to it.i) Disable Autorun on all flash drives.j) Prevent accessing Tools on Internet Explorer or Firefox.These are just some of the things I want to do.Think of this as a computer at a Public Library or Reso... Read more

Answer:Need to Lock Down Comp for Specific User

When you said "library" it came back to me somewhat
It's a free Microsoft application, I just cannot remember the name at the moment
I'll do some searching

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We'd like to get an alert via ATA when specific users log in.  I can check on the user via the console by searching on it, but is there a way to be alerted if any logins occur?

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How do you assign permission for a poweruser to load software on a NT4 workstation without giving him full Admin rights?
 

Answer:Assigning Specific User Permissions

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I like 1280x1024, my wife likes 1024x768.

Is there any way to personalize this without having to adjust every time someone logs in or out?

I'd kinda hoped Microsoft would address this rather obvious personal preference with Vista, as it was equally a pain with earlier operating systems.

Oh well...
 

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I'm having some crazy keyboard issues that are literally driving me mad.  I had this issue a few months ago and I solved it by simply creating a new user in Vista.  Essentially, whenever I open up a game, regardless of it being windowed or fullscreen, my keyboard bugs out.  All my buttons are irresponsive unless I am holding shift, ctrl, or alt.  To press "enter" I have to have my shift key pressed as well.  The problem occured today while I was letting Mp3Gain adjust the volume of my Itunes library.  I played a game of Prototype and left the house for a while, letting Mp3Gain run.  When I came back and tried to play, the problem began.  I honestly don't know what could have occured however if I can't solve the problem I'm doing a fresh install with 64 bit Vista, as I just recently upgraded from a Pentium D to a Core 2 Quad.Specs:Windows Vista ProMSI G33M MoboIntel Q5500 Core 2 Quad 3.15 GHzEvga GTX2602x1gb Patriot somethingorother, 2x1gb G.skill DDR2Tagan BZ800 800w PSU

Answer:Keyboard Issues - User Specific

Swap in another keyboard and see  if it cures the problem.

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hi guys,

i'm pretty much up to speed with most things sbs related now (that said, it still feels like i learn something new everyday!), but email is still something i've got to get my head around.

i'm looking for some pointers on how you guys setup non user-specific email accounts in sbs... to be a little more specific, i'm talking about the typical '[email protected]', or '[email protected]' etc that you find in most organisations.

i guess the obvious route would just be to setup a new user called, as per the above examples, 'sales' and 'support'. the problem i see there is that as well as a mail account they also get a domain account, a home directory, a computer etc.

how do you go about this? the way i suggested above? or are you able to somehow just create a mailbox? and how do you handle 'delivery' of this? do you get users to just use webmail? do you setup outlook with multiple exchange accounts? (not sure you can actually do this? although i know you can certainly 'open' other users folders from within your exchange connection), do you set it up such that access to the mailbox is delegated and the nominated person simply opens up the inbox folder from within their outlook, or do you setup a forwarder into the nominated persons inbox?

i suspect what i'm asking above could be linked to the split between private and public folders? i'm still yet to fully understand what those two terms me... Read more

Answer:non 'user-specific' email accounts in sbs...

It's actually quite simple. You can take a users mailbox..and have it catch e-mail for any other name your little heart desires. An e-mailbox can receive e-mail for many different names.

Say you want "[email protected]" to go to the mailbox of the user up at the front desk...say her name is JDoe

Go to JDoes active directory properties....e-mail tab..and add that sales address as an SMTP address. You can set it as her primary if you wish to..so when she sends..other people see it as coming from [email protected] instead of [email protected]
 

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Is there a way to create a shortcut to invoke the Switch User to a specific account?
What I mean by this:
Lets say you 2 users, A and B. The computer starts up and logs into A.
Clicking on the account picture of A on the Start screen gives you the option to switch to B.
When that is clicked, A is put in the background (not logged of) and B is logged in.
Is there a way to automate that process?

Answer:Switch User (specific) shortcut?

Hello TheV, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Not that I'm aware of. Everything needs to be done through the lock and sign in screen for security purposes. %windir%\System32\tsdiscon.exe
The tutorials below can help make using Switch User a bit easier if you like

Switch User - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

OR

Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Can anyone help with this?I got peer to peer network with 2 computers, both XP.I've created folder called "MyFolder" on PC1 and I need to allow access to this folder only for one specific user- USER1 either from pc1 or pc2.I've set up a workgroup and permissions with access only for USER1 to this folder and when I'm trying to access it from PC2 I got this message:\\computername\MyFolder is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access is denied.what I'd like to do is, to get a message appeared asking for user name and password to access the folder when attempting to open MyFolder from any user acount on any computer.Anyone could point me the right direction?Thanks.

Answer:Folder for a specific user of a network

Check out this share file with group/user permissions in XP Pro click here and see any configuration error.

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Hi,

I have a home network consisting of several machines, all running Windows 7. I want to share a folder located on one machine, called PC1, with another machine called PC2. All other machines on the network are not to have access to this folder.

On PC1, I created a non-admin user account with the same login and password credentials as the admin user for PC2. I then right clicked the folder I want to share on PC1 and went into advanced sharing and added this user to both the Sharing and Security tabs and provided full control permission. I also removed the Everyone group from both tabs, since I only want PC2 to access this folder.

With this setup, I am able to see the shared folder in Networks when on PC2 but I get an error saying access denied if I try to open it. Not sure why I'm getting this error since I added the user and provided access rights.

I have noticed that if I go to PC1 and add the Everyone group back in, I'm able to access the folder without any errors. But this defeats the purpose of providing access to only one machine. If anyone has suggestions, I would like to hear them.

Thanks.

Answer:Need help sharing a folder to a specific user

  
Quote: Originally Posted by catback


Hi,

I have a home network consisting of several machines, all running Windows 7. I want to share a folder located on one machine, called PC1, with another machine called PC2. All other machines on the network are not to have access to this folder.

On PC1, I created a non-admin user account with the same login and password credentials as the admin user for PC2. I then right clicked the folder I want to share on PC1 and went into advanced sharing and added this user to both the Sharing and Security tabs and provided full control permission. I also removed the Everyone group from both tabs, since I only want PC2 to access this folder.

With this setup, I am able to see the shared folder in Networks when on PC2 but I get an error saying access denied if I try to open it. Not sure why I'm getting this error since I added the user and provided access rights.

I have noticed that if I go to PC1 and add the Everyone group back in, I'm able to access the folder without any errors. But this defeats the purpose of providing access to only one machine. If anyone has suggestions, I would like to hear them.

Thanks.


There is a way to do this but it's required that you return the file access permissions to their default settings, add the Everyone share back in. Setting shares up like you are doing will only work when all User accounts are on the same machine.

If you need to share specific files with o... Read more

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I have Winamp 5, WinXP pro
I would like to make it so that when my brother logs in, winamp has his skin loaded and his playlist and media library. When I log in, I want it to have my settings and stuff. Is this possible?
 

Answer:Making Winamp user-specific

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Hi this is not related to my earlier post.

I have installed Windows 7 on this Vista Laptop and it is great software. But I think the Toshiba settings are missing which is causing it to overheat and turn off.

Is there anything I can do to stop it from overheating? Does Toshiba have recommended settings for my specific laptop for running Windows 7. Can I still apply them?

thanks
kris

Answer:Re: Satellite L300D-800 - Specific settings for Windows 7?

Hi buddy,

Which recommend settings you mean or expect?

In my opinion if your notebook is overheating you should try to clean it using compressed air spray. Blow gently and shortly with compressed air spray and therefore it?s not necessary to disassemble the notebook. It could blow out the dust from the cooling ventilators and should be done from time to time.

Check this!!!

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The DistributedCom error message appears in Event Viewer on ALL my personal computers only the CLSID, APPID and NT SIDs change.

I know the CLSID and APPID, how can I identify the software these numbers represent?
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I wonder how to use the Component Services Admin tool to grant local launch permission, assuming launch is desirable.

KCav

Answer:How to modify application specific security settings

For S-1-5-18 see: Well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems

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Answer:Is it possible to change the power settings specific to 1 drive only

If any, such an option should be in the disk properties in Device Manager. But I don't see such an option.

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My lovely children got to my computer this morning and logged in as me, rather than as "kids".  Now, when I try to log in as "me", all of my settings are gone and the scene and settings look like when you log in as the "kids" .  When I try to go into explorer, it tells me I have to install it.  Same with all other programs.  Nothing shows up as installed.  If I pull up my programs list, it still lists my programs such as itunes, word, etc., but if I try to run them, they all need to be installed.  (Logging in as "kids" still looks like "kids" though.)  If I look for my Word documents through another user's Word, I can find them, under "kids documents", "shortcut to me documents".  I looked at doing system restore but somewhere in the process it looks like system checkpoints have been deleted because the only system checkpoint it shows is from today and is after the change occurred.  I obviously can access my Word documents but it is my saved email and addresses that I am most upset about.  Any suggestions?  Would it make things worse to try restarting the computer?  Many, many, many thanks.

Answer:My Files/settings are gone and replaced with another user's settings (XP Pro)

No, just restart and then check your user settings in control panel.  I doubt the kids could have wreaked that much havoc in one sitting. 

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Hello - is there a way to disable or otherwise block a specific user on my computer from accessing the internet? The only browser on there is IE8 and this user will not have the ability to download other browsers. The reason why I want to do this is not important - it just needs to be done. Use of other apps on the computer are fine - just don't want them to use my computer to get to the internet.

I have been thinking of using Local Policy settings but can't find how to do it with that. Maybe there is a way to block all http traffic. Open to whatever ideas there are.

thanks

Answer:Disable Internet Explorer for specific user

I just found this (It applies for Vista, so it should work and for 7 too: Disable Internet Access in Windows For Specific User Accounts, Christian Blog, Christian Blogs, ChristianBlog.Com
cheers

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Hi
How can I block internet access for a specific user in Lan other than using proxy software and proxy settings in Internet explorer.
We do not want to go to each desktop and do the proxy settings .
We would like to do centrally say using the active directory and Domain Server.
Please let us know how to do it using group policy step by step using windows OS 2000 and OS 2003.

Thanks in advance
hmtmbx
 

Answer:Block internet access for a specific user in LAN

Depending on your network setup, you can just remove the default gateway from the user's computer. Hopefully the user shouldn't have admin rights so the user can't possibly go in and change the settings.
 

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I just read on another thread that each user account is separate?

My wife and kids share a laptop....I ran a HJT log for her account, and it looked clean. I then tried to load HJT onto the kids user account, and even after I temporarily changed their user account to 'administrator', HJT would NOT install....something about a problem writing a file and 'access denied'. I tried this twice, then deleted the program and downloaded it again...still no luck. I'd really like to scan the kids user account with HJT...

Any ideas on why I cannot install HJT on the second account?
 

Answer:Solved: Is a HJT log specific to a user account or the whole computer?

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My laptop is running XP Home edition. For 2 or 3 years it has logged me on at boot time and restart.

My printer broke, and after buying a new 1 and loading the software, I now get the XP Welcome screen and have to click on my name. When I turn it off I get a screen with USERID and PASSWORD.

I want to go back to no sign on screens but can not find the place to set that option.

Does anyone know how to to that?
 

Answer:Solved: How do I log on a specific user at boot time?

This was solved when I upgraded to XP PRO
 

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Answer:Laptop mouse won't move on specific user

By "built-in mouse", do you mean the touchpad?

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Hello,

I like to know if you can boot into Win7 and get directly to desktop if you have more then 1 user account? In other words can you by-pass having to choose a user account everytime you boot up?

Edit: Nevermind

Answer:Can you boot directly to a specific user account?

Start
Run
netplwiz
Remove checkmark.

You will be prompted for username and password.
This will be the default account.

Hold SHIFT during startup to bypass and arrive at login screen.

.

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The title pretty much sums it up. But here is the break down I am experiencing.

Person A sends an email with a pdf attachment (or any attachment) to Person B. Person B is unable to open the attachment.

Person B send an email with an attachement to Person A, and can open no problem.

Person A sends an email with an attachment to person C and person C forwards to Person A and now Person B can open the attachment.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Outlook not opening attachments from a specific user...

If Person A has more than one email address, get Person A to send an email to Person B with an attachment from a different email address. Sometimes ISPs neuter attachments from certain email addresses to "protect" the user.

Another option, rather than trying to open the attachment from A, have B download the attachment and then open it. This works also at times when any attachment will not open from the email itself.
 

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Hi,

is there a way to force all applications of several Windows users to use a different local IP address? So user A has all his applications bind to .1, user B traffic only comes from .2 etc.

I know about ForceBindIP but it doesn't work with all applications.

Edit: No suggesting VMs please, I'm exactly trying to move away from that since it's overkill for the task.

Thx
 

Answer:Force Windows user to a specific IP address?

You want the IP address to follow the user, regardless of the computer they log on to?
 

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i have a Media PC in my entertainment center i just setup. i then setup RDP which works great BUT it locks the Media PC and since it is connected to my TV i just want my RDP connection to be able to control the Media PC but still want to see the screen on my TV and cant figure how to not lock the screen when connected?

both machines are 8.1 Pro

thanks

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I need to find a way to look up and create a log of the login history of a specific user to find all machines he has logged into that are in our domain. Is there a simple way to do this, such as some DOS commands or batch file? Thanks.

Answer:Is there a simple way to look up the login history of a specific user?

@T4yB4cK
You should talk to your System Administrator.

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I have multiple user accounts and want to uninstall some programs so they only appear on my main (admin) user account.

Uninstalling the programs from my main user account simply removes it from that as well as the others.

Can I uninstall from specific accounts only?

Answer:How to uninstall program on specific user accounts

This link might help.
It involves gpedit.msc.

Allow Users To Run Only Specified Programs in Windows

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The library I work for wishes to create specific user accounts for those who aren't old enough to use social networking sites. We'd like one dedicated account with security measures in place to prevent them from accessing sites like Myspace, Facebook, etc. We log the user in for each session so we could see the patrons birthday on the card and give them the appropriate account.I've yet to run across anything that'd allow me to block access to sites for a specific account. I've found a few that allow an override password but I'd rather have something more hands off. So, if anyone has a suggestion, I'd be greatful.Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Blocking Websites For Specific User Accounts.

http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/ctc/page7097.cfm

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Hi,
If I remotely login to my WIN7 machine at home, it will always logs on with one specific account (in this example: user2.

For example: I'm connecting via VPN to my home network to PC01 with Username
PC01\user1, but actually he logs me always in with user PC01\user2 without any prompt. If user1 is already logged in or not, it makes no difference and kicked nobody out. 
If I connect with user PC01\user2, it works normally, so user2 will logged in as it should be. 
I've checked if I had configured something in the past but cannot find it. AutoAdminLogon and DefaultUserName are not configured. Nothing is saved in the .rdp file and I have test it from different hosts, it's all the same so there is something on the
WIN7 machine.
Any suggestions? 

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At my company, since we use Citrix, we map all temporary internet files to a directory within each users home folder.
Now, I've got temp internet files controlled via GPO, so those don't add up, but cookies aren't controlled by the temp internet files setting.
Right now I have about 700,000 cookie files on my network for about 550 users. It's about 1/3 of the files on our file server.

Is there anyway to delete all the files in a subdirectory, within a number of users home directories?

Hope that's a clear description.
 

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I am facing problem windows password Expiration not prompting for only specific windows 7 users which is using MS Dynamics software.
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I thought MS Dynamics any place suppress this password expire popup.
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Yousuf

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I have a WIndows 2012 R2 server, on that server I have about 10 users. My desktop computer is Windows 10, my boss' computer is Windows 10. We are both users on the network. I am trying to share a folder with only him and none of the other employees. I have gone to Properties, Sharing, advanced sharing, checked share this folder, then gone to permissions, I removed everyone and added him and me with full control.

The dang folder is showing up on every computer on the network and they all have access to it and open and change anything in the folder.

No matter what I have tried I get the same result. Hopefully someone here can have an answer on how to fix this. I had no problems with this on my old computer and only he and I could see the folder. That computer suffered a hard drive failure so we are working with a new machine.

All other net work functions see to be working fine. But then we share pretty much everything else.

Answer:Folder Specific to one user shows up for all users

Welcome to the forum. Have you tried setting the permissions on ntfs on the share did you remove the Group everyone

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I'm going to be building a new computer soon and my current one will be going to... The rest of the family.

So, I want to be able to control what .exe's/programs can be run by certain users. I like to know what's executed... Not just installed. Ya know?

OS will be XP pro x86, if that helps. And I would just install Linux, but somebody gonna complain kuz they need games... Like MapleStory, etc.

PS: I hope this is the right forum for this

PPS: Thanks in advance

Answer:Controlling what programs can be executed by specific user?

you can right-click on the icon or the .exe of a particular program and go to the security tab. under that you will see the permissions for each user on the pc. check the appropriate permission - read, write, etc.

if you cannot see the security tab, you may have to disable simple file sharing.

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I have a WIndows 2012 R2 server, on that server I have about 10 users. My desktop computer is Windows 10, my boss' computer is Windows 10. We are both users on the network. I am trying to share a folder with only him and none of the other employees. I have gone to Properties, Sharing, advanced sharing, checked share this folder, then gone to permissions, I removed everyone and added him and me with full control.

The dang folder is showing up on every computer on the network and they all have access to it and open and change anything in the folder.

No matter what I have tried I get the same result. Hopefully someone here can have an answer on how to fix this. I had no problems with this on my old computer and only he and I could see the folder. That computer suffered a hard drive failure so we are working with a new machine.

All other net work functions see to be working fine. But then we share pretty much everything else.

Answer:Folder Specific to one user shows up for all users

Welcome to the forum. Have you tried setting the permissions on ntfs on the share did you remove the Group everyone

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I need to lock down a computer for a user called cashier. The computer only has two users, administrator and cashier. Where do I go to set policy and settings for just the user Cashier?ThanksScott

Answer:changing the registery setting for specific a user

star>run>msconfig? is the what your meaning?

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In Windows XP it used to be possible to set distinct power plans for different users through a registry tweak on the Lenovo ThinVantage Power Options software that I can no longer reconstruct (something to do with permissions for specific registry keys??).  I'm looking for a similar work-around in Windows 7 SP1 on a ThinkPad W530. At present, if any individual user, whether administrator or "standard user," changes power plans, that change applies to all users.  This is very inconvenient in my application.  Any thoughts? -- JCW2

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I want to set it up so that when one of the users on a computer logs in, a small program runs (it is an EXE). I am not sure if the "Start up" folder will do this or not. If it is that simple, GREAT!Otherwise how do I set it up so that the program runs only on that users log in?

Answer:Start a program at specific user login?

Yes. Just drag the shortcut of the program in question into the start-up folder of a particular user.

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I share my external HD over a network using the method from the bottom of this article...

Windows Networking: How to Share Devices With Others On the Network

It works very well actually and for a while I was able to shut down my computer or unplug drive and plug it back it or turn it back on and the settings were stored now forever whatever reason every time I do either I have to re-enter the share settings so the rest of the devices on my network can see it. Any way to get these settings to stick?

Answer:Unable to get specific drive share settings to stick

Hello CW mate just run these for starters if you haven't already it may be the OS filing system is a little out of whack in view of it working ok before.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

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We all know the terrible history of Windows and folder view settings. They've limited some of the customization options and most of the problems went away. Windows 8 is rather decent in saving the folder view settings. All the folders in my local drives keep their view settings and I have no problems. However, I have a couple folders on my desktop that keep reverting to the default view settings and it is a bit irritating.

Here's the situation: I have several folders on my desktop. Some of them are shortcuts and some of them are located on the desktop itself. The shortcut ones have no problems with the view settings. The ones located on the desktop on the other hand keep resetting to the default view settings. They contain only one type of files - shortcuts for my programs and games. I'm not sure if the type of customization makes any difference, but one of the folders I like to view in tiles and the others in large icons. I usually sort them by date created. No matter of the view or sort setting though, they reset to the default details view quite often.

I've tried most of the possible solutions. I've also deleted and created the folders again but the problems persists. I've tried to identify the actions that might force the reset but I have no definite answer. In past versions of Windows it seemed there were some "connections" between random folders and changing the view settings of one affected the other but I don't think that's the case here because I don't ch... Read more

Answer:Specific desktop folders reset their view settings

I have 8.1 Pro so my View settings may not apply to yours.

If I set a View it stays that way unless I change it.
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Hello everyone,

I'm using Windows XP SP2 with all the latest patches installed. My computer is a member of a domain.
My problem is that when logging off specific user (domain or local user), the settings are not saved (or maybe are overwritten in a specific moment). When logging on again, the settings are not those that I left. For example: all visual settings, folder options, etc.. It's not very conveniently to change all these things at every logon..
How can I solve this?

Thanks!
 

Answer:XP doesn't save account specific settings/ or overwrites them...

Stupid forum! Stupid members!
 

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Hi,

We are using roaming profiles, win xp on clients and windows 2003 on the
server.

I have a user who complains that the user's settings are not retained - when
somebody else uses their computer. For example the resolution is affected.

Is their anyway to lock down those settings so a default is used.
 

Answer:User Settings get changed when another user logons

The last I understood, hardware changes are NOT controlled by the Roaming profile. Any local hardware changes will affect ALL users.

Depends on what the DEFAULT is and if ANYONE can make hardware changes.
 

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Hi guys,

This came about when my brother decided it'd be a good idea to open a Word document from his heavily-infected laptop on my machine. The main symptom is an invisible file I:\Documents and Settings\Ian\Ian.exe, running on startup, that can't be terminated or deleted. Spybot reports it constantly setting itself to run on startup.

I've run a series of scans with ClamWin, AdAware and Spybot, and this is the situation after that.

Thanks for your time, and I hope you can help.

Ian
The HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 23:55:12, on 28/07/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
I:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
I:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
I:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
I:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
I:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
I:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
I:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
I:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
I:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
I:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
I:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
I:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
I:\Program Files\EDIMAX\Common\RalinkRegistryWriter.exe
I:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
I:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
I:\Program Files\TVersity\Media Server\MediaServer.exe
I:\Program Files\TightVNC\WinVNC.exe
I:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
I:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
I:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
I:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

Answer:Docs&Settings\[user]\[user].exe troubles

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

Please download the OTM by OldTimer.

Save it to your desktop.
Please double-click OTM.exe to run it.
Copy all the lines in the quote box below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):

:Files
I:\Documents and Settings\Ian\Ian.exe

Click to expand...
Return to OTM, right click in the "Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved" window (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.

Click the red Moveit! button.
Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar) to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it in your next reply.
Close OTM
Note: If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. In this case, after the reboot, open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTM\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and copy/paste the contents of that document back here in your next post.
Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.


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I am having major trouble with Word! After giving up on Word 2013 and installing Word 2016, the problems have not gone away. [See this thread Word 2013 behaving strangely trying to exit in Business Applications forum for what I've been dealing with.]

A VERY helpful user has suggested that I may have a corrupted user profile. My wife's profile may also be corrupted, since we both have the same problems with Word. I've been advised to create a new local limited user profile, and I'm about to do that. But I think I also need to put the necessary documents and files and folders that I use from my present Users\Tom\Documents folder, etc., into that new profile, don't I? In order to actually run anything like Office 2016 and actually have access to any of my existing *.docx or *.xls documents?

If so, what's the right way to do that? When I browsed the web an hour or so ago on how to create the user acct I skimmed past a document that I think said I should NOT move or copy some of the NTUSER files (not sure that's the exact file name but it's close) into the new profile because those might be what's corrupted. But now I can't go back to where I found that document and read it, and I'm scared that I might "populate" the new user account incorrectly and either not fix my problems or make them even worse. It seems clear to me that if I suspect my existing profile is corrupted, a "bulk copy" or "bulk move... Read more

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I have a home network implemented using workgroup. I want to share a folder on my vista pc with one other user over lan. I want to set it up like if that particular user clicks on the folder (under "Network"->"My PC"), he gets access, but if some other lan user clicks on the folder, it prompt for a password OR give any kind of error.
So far I have tried going to to-be-shared folder's security permissions and grant "Everyone" read persmissions, but then everyone over lan gets access to the folder contents. If I remove everyone, then that specific user I want to share folder with also gets blocked out. So far its all-or-none results for me. Someone suggested me to create a local account on my pc with the same username as the friend I want to share folder with, but thats little clumsy stopgap solution for me because then I would have to create a user on my pc for every person over lan who I want to share a specific folder with. Is there any other way to accomplish the desired results??

Answer:How to give file sharing permission to a specific user over lan??

there are a couple of ways you could make it happen but they all involve extra time and or money:
1) set up as NAS system some of the like the buffallo drive will allow you to create users to access network resources

2) use a open source ldap implentation to create a directory

3) set up a win srv 2k3/8 directory

without a directory there is no way to centerlly manage users and ressouces thats why setting

a cheap way would be if you have a extra pc and a large HDD you can?store all the profiles and shared folders on this pc

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I believe the title provides enough info, but I am wondering as an example in Windows 8.1 if you can create a stand user account called "user1" that can access only MS Office Word, and "user2" that can only access MS Office Excel. Is this type of control possible ?

Answer:Can you setup a std user account to access specific APPS?

Hello ciscokids1, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could use Assigned Access for this for the modern app versions of those programs from the Store.

Assigned Access - Setup for Account in Windows 8.1

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How To Turn Off User Account Control (UAC) For A Specific Application i am using windows 7 and mcafee anti-virus i m geting tat question every time i use it....it s irritating!!!!

Answer:How To Turn Off User Account Control (UAC) For A Specific Application

Hi,

You may find this post helpful
Can you turn UAC off for a specific program?

Regards,
Jamie

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Hi everyone

I reinstalled a friends pc using recovery disks. I presumed his log in name was John so I put john in the set up in the box during the routine.

I wanted to copy his stuff back to the original folders only to find he set up his pc name as 'User'

Some of his stuff won't run properly because they need to be in the subdirectories (specifically /roaming) of User.. not John (stupid me for guessing!)

I tried changing the account name of John to User.. which it seems to have done but there is still no User account off the Users directory.. only 'John'

If I can fix this then hopefully his email system (eM Client) will not reject the data

Thanks for looking

Answer:how create a specific named account under User directory?

Hi there and welcome to Eightforums!

You will want to create a new useraccount with the name of "User". Then move all the stuff to this new useraccount. Afterwards you can delete the "John" account.

That's the only way to properly rename the origional account.

Goodluck with it.

Greetz,

Rover

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I have a perplexing problem. I have a Realtek RTL8139 NIC and cannot identify where my problem is. My wife and I logon seperately. When Windows XP boots up we select different logons or user accounts. My user (admin) rarely if ever loses connection. My wife can lose connection 2 or three times a minute. I have updated the driver, changed modems, changed routers, contacted the ISP, changed cables, nothings seems to make a diference. I am running Windows XP SP2. If I can maintain a connection, but my wife cannot on the same PC then what could the problem be?

Answer:User Specific - Local Area Connection - Unplugged

might be to give your wife's account administrator rights. Try it.

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I have an extremely precocious 4 year old kid who reads better than my 30something brother in law. She has grown up with iPads and PCs and now I'm very concerned that she's going to start exploring sites which aren't exactly Disney or Barbie.

BTW, yes, we do limit her screen time and supervise her but all it takes is the time to go brew a cup of tea and she could be on any unsavory site on the net or chatting with Gawd knows who.

I've read all about setting up a home intranet via XAMPP and I get it, but what I'm not clear on is how to restrict specific devices and user accounts to the intranet alone without any access to the internet.

Then when I solve that problem, how do I get the Windows and Apple updates to those devices and accounts?

I thought that maybe it could be set up so that internet is totally blocked except between midnight and 4 am or something along those lines. However, I haven't found any sources to instruct me on that aspect of it.

Any assistance would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Set up home intranet for specific devices/user accounts

Weeth said:





I have an extremely precocious 4 year old kid who reads better than my 30something brother in law. She has grown up with iPads and PCs and now I'm very concerned that she's going to start exploring sites which aren't exactly Disney or Barbie.

BTW, yes, we do limit her screen time and supervise her but all it takes is the time to go brew a cup of tea and she could be on any unsavory site on the net or chatting with Gawd knows who.

I've read all about setting up a home intranet via XAMPP and I get it, but what I'm not clear on is how to restrict specific devices and user accounts to the intranet alone without any access to the internet.

Then when I solve that problem, how do I get the Windows and Apple updates to those devices and accounts?

I thought that maybe it could be set up so that internet is totally blocked except between midnight and 4 am or something along those lines. However, I haven't found any sources to instruct me on that aspect of it.

Any assistance would be appreciated.Click to expand...

I had an issue with my kids staying up too late because they were on the Internet. Taking away their devices every night wasn't a feasible solution. I ended up setting up a schedule on my wireless router for their specific devices. Now they only have Internet access from 8AM to 9PM on weekdays. Here's a quick summary of what I did:

1. Collected the MAC addresses of their devices.
2. ... Read more

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Hello everyone. I am currently a new tech support guy for a company with a fairly large windows based network (500+ users). We use various web based applications that handle day to day operations (like most companies do anyway ) and yesterday I encountered a fairly unusual issue. At best I could describe the issue as this : One and only one specific user account does not allow the Java Web Start to execute/run at all using IE 9. We've tried deleting and recreating the user account/profile on the local machine and the JWS would run for a bit but then it would no longer run just after a few hours. We would also note that the .jnlp file is simply downloaded then removed by the OS for some reason.

We managed to isolate the issue to this specific user account since upon login with the said user account but then running IE 9 using a different account (via SHFT+RCLICK) then access the appropriate .jnlp file, the JWS would always execute/run without any issues at all.

We have also tried uninstalling ALL versions of JAVA (we are only sing Java 6u21 for app compatibility reasons) then reinstall but the same issue remains. I do suspect that perhaps a permissions issue is present but to which component I am stumped. Any help would be greatly greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a great day!

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How to check user login logs in windows 7 domain environment for a specific date.

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My Administrator has password.

My User Account Control settings is set to low.

I create standard user account no password for parental control.

The problem is that whenever i try to open a program in standard user account it requires a Administrator password to access it.

1. How can i disable this password so that my clients can access the SPECIFIC Program?

2. I want to Block All New Software install in standard user. How to do it?

Answer:Disable UAC standard user password on specific program?

Hello Chubalz,

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut that a standard user can run the program with.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

Hope this helps.

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me and him both use same RDP sometimes he log me off and i don't want that of course, i don't want to disable SHUT DOWN fucntion either , all i want is to not give him the rights to shot down my rdp session, how to do that?
thanks

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i have several LOB apps in the company (called BI portal and GFS) and a Sharepoint 2013 in which integrated auth are enabled and working for all my users.
recently, weīve created a new user account (a service account, not tied to anyone) with a very complex password
this particular account canīt login using integrated auth. using other users, works OK, the problem relies only in this particular new user. Windows 7 and IE 11
If i log in using my user account, works ok, i can login in all apps without typeing any password. Itīs a new machine, so i. ve logged in for the first time
Now, after loggin on with the new account, al apps pop messages up asking for password
WebSite is in a trusted zone, by GPO, using: http://10.*.*.* and http://*.company.net and using https too
In IE, the proper check boxes are enabled, regarding sent credentials, allow auto longon for trusted zones, etc.
how can i diganose?

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I am using Windows XP Pro SP3 on both my "Upstairs" Computer, and on my "Downstairs" computer. The Downstairs computer has two users "Guest" and "Geoff".

When I tried to access my downstairs computer from my upstairs computer it would only show "Guest" and that was grayed out. This account did not have a password so I could not enter one. It just cycled back to needing a password. So, I added a password to the Guest account and then was able to login. There was no way to select Geoff account instead of Guest. Unfortunately, I ticked the box for it to remember the password.

Now, when I go to access the downstairs computer it takes me straight into the Guest account, and there is no way to even start to try to select the Geoff account.

So, my two questions are:

1 How do I stop my upstairs computer from remembering the Guest account?

2 How do I set things up so I can choose which account I want to login to?

Any help will be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Problem loging in to specific user on a network computer

On the XP PC (upstairs) Click Start | Run, type control userpasswords2 and click OK. Click the Advanced tab, then the Manage Passwords button.
You should be able to delete the saved password for Basement.

Or Control Panel | User Accounts, click your account, then click Manage my Network Passwords under Related Tasks; gets you to the same place.

If the Basement PC is not listed there, then Windows is caching the login. Fastest way to flush that is to (on the upstairs PC) log off then log on, or reboot the upstairs PC.

If it still connects with the Guest account (Check to see which account is being used by doing this on the Basement PC: Right click My Computer, click Manage. Click Shared Folders | Sessions), then on the Upstairs PC:
Close all windows
Open a Command Prompt -- Start | Run -> cmd, press enter.
Type Net Use press enter
Check the remote column for \\Basement\C Drive and \\Basement\IPC$, or anything else starting with \\Basement
If the local column has a drive letter associated with a \\Basement remote entry, type net use driveletter: /d
If the local column is blank, type Net Use \\Basement\sharename /d
Open Windows Explorer and try to connect to Basement -- you should be prompted for the Username/password, and can enter Geoff and the password.

HTH

Jerry
 

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I am using Logmein Rescue to access some of our computers with unattended access. They are all Windows XP with 2 user profiles (1 admin & 1 Valued Customer) both with Adminstrator rights.

The problem is when I do logmein rescue unattended everything works except if I tell the remote user to login using safe mode, the computer on their end will reboot in safe mode but since there is 2 user accounts it sit
at the prompt showing Administrator and Valued Customer so they would have to be there in order to pick Valued Customer for the remote session to continue which obviously they are not if I am doing unattended mode.

How can I tell XP that anytime it boots in safe mode to login as the Valued Customer. It is not a situation where I can remove 1 user we need them both on there. The valued customer has no password. When I boot in normal mode it automattically logs into the windows without the prompt. But in safe mode it always forces u to pick the user.

Let me know if u have an idea how to force XP to pick a specific users and auto login to that user.

Answer:Need Safe Mood to automatically boot in specific User

Hmmm...to my untrained eyes, that looks like a LogMeIn problem, not a Windows problem.Have you tried LogMeIn Rescue Help or LogMeIn Community ?Louis

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I've been having problems with my computer for a while. I originally thought it all had to to with the consumption of disk space, but after I removed about 11 gigs worth of pictures the issues remained. My computer has three user profiles and 2 of them direct me to the correct personal settings, but my primary user loads some sort of default when I click on it. The default has all of my programs, but the files are hidden and it won't allow me to make setting changes, (like changing the background). When I first started to have this problem, I'd click on my regular user and it would complain of some sort of error, (like not having enough space to direct me to my regular profile). I'd click O.K. and it would direct me to the default, which I would sign out of and then sign into again. It would then load the correct settings. Now it only goes directly to the default.My internet has also slowed down.

Answer:When I click on my specific user it directs me to a default desktop.

Create a new user account and transfer the files from the old, corrupted one. Follow this guide:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

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