View Full Version : XP, as Amnin, can I alter other Restricted users passwords.

John W
03-03-2004, 09:12 PM
Id like to be able to deny kids access to their user logons from time to time, as Administrator, I havent found a way of doing this. Any ideas ?

Thanks in anticipation. John W

03-03-2004, 09:19 PM
You can disable there user accounts... then re enable when you want to give them back access...

Right click my comp... manage... Local users and groups... users...then right click the user... and set password... (it gives some worning... but didnt read it) or select properties and the diable the account from there

If this is what you ment...

Susan B
04-03-2004, 09:58 AM
All I do is pop a password onto the account that they use when I want to keep them out. When they are allowed back in I remove the password. Simple.

It hasn't yet occurred to them that they can put their own password in to lock ME out so I am hoping that if they ever do, as the Administrator I will be able to undo that. :p :D

04-03-2004, 11:21 AM
As admin... you can reset passwords...

Graham L
04-03-2004, 02:01 PM
Of course the kids will have shoulder surfed and know the adnministator password. :D You'll know when they change that. :D

Noel Nosivad
05-03-2004, 07:05 PM
Hey John W,

I'll let everyone on a secret, if you have Admin rights under any user can you reset the Admin Password :P As well as disabling accounts and auto-login.

Go start | run

and type

control userpasswords2

I think everyone should look at this, WinXP and possibly Win2k.

Noel Nosivad

05-03-2004, 07:22 PM
control userpasswords2

Doesn't seem to do anything on Win2K

05-03-2004, 09:46 PM
2k doesnt have a "control userpasswords2"
only XP

05-03-2004, 09:48 PM
Even then i think its only winxp pro.