windows 2003 server with multiple users

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petratinio
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windows 2003 server with multiple users

Post by petratinio » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:49 pm

Hello

I have a pc with windows 2003 server and multiple users using the same computer.
I want to install vueminder to startup only for specific users and/or block access to the others.
How can I manage this?

Thx & Best Regards
Petratinio

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Re: windows 2003 server with multiple users

Post by VueSoft » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:09 am

Hi petratinio, welcome to the forums. If you know your way around the Group Policy Editor, I believe you can control which users (or user permission groups) can access programs. There's also a way to do this by editing the registry. The following articles might help:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324036
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323525/en-us

Another way of restricting access would be to remove the VueMinder shortcuts from the Desktop and Start Menu folders under "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users". Copy these shortcuts to only the user profiles that you want to have access. You might also be able to lock down the security settings on the installation folder, so only certain users can access the program executable.

As for running at startup, the installation setting to run the program at Windows startup only applies to the user that installed the software. Other users will need to run VueMinder and go to the Program Options to enable it to run when they log in (via the "Run at Windows startup" checkbox).

I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Dan Chartrand, Founder
VueSoft LLC | St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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