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  • No programs appear on the desktop when I set up a child user. They are not blocked in the user set up. Should all programs be available unless you block them?

     

    Any help please?

     

    Bob

    Friday, June 29, 2007 7:46 PM

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  • Hi Bob,

     

    program fail to appear on desktop

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    When we create a new user account, the user account is created from the default user folder(C:\Documents and Settings\Default User). So if there is no application links under : C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Desktop, there will be no application links under C:\Documents and Settings\NewUserName\Desktop, thus no program shortcut appear on desktop for the new created user.

     

    To test if the program links can successfully appear on desktop, you can put a program link in the folder: C:\Documents and Settings\Default User, create a new user account, logon as the new created user to see if the program link appear on desktop.

     

     

    Should all programs be available unless you block them?

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     When we create a restricted user in SteadyState, by default, the windows restrictions and feature restrictions for the new user is set to high restrictions, which means some settings may caused some allowed program fail to run for the restricted users. For example,

     

    The [Windows Restriction>General Restrictions>Allow only programs in the Program Files and Windows folders to run] option can prevent programs installed under other folders from running. You can uncheck this option to remove this restriction.

     

    Also many programs may need admin right to run and a restricted user certainly fail to meet that requirement. To run those programs, you may refer to this thread: http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsToolsandUtilities/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1776924&SiteID=69

     

    To sum up, that even we do not block any application do not means all programs will be available to restricted users.

    Monday, July 2, 2007 11:45 AM