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Prevent MS Account users changing settings /w gpedit.msc

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 x86

    Prevent MS Account users changing settings /w gpedit.msc


    Hi,

    I have Acer Aspire Switch 10 as public test computer for people and they can login using their Microsoft Account. Some people mess up the computer on purpose to do mischief and I had to use System Restore to fix things few times already.

    Is it possible to use gpedit.msc to prevent users who login with Microsoft Account from changing settings and messing up the computer while still allowing local Administrator account to have permissions to do these things?
    I have no server.


    ~Lauri

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Lauri, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You could make their MS accounts to be a standard user type of an account instead of an administrator type. They will then no longer be able to perform any actions that require elevated rights.

    User Account Type - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 x86

    Thanks for the reply


    That sounds reasonable solution. Problem that comes with local standard user is that people can change desktop wallpaper and change themes and do other small mischief. But at least they won't be able to completely mess the computer.

    Trying to look more into local gpedit.msc to prevent those mischiefs.

    Thanks.


    ~Lauri
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 x86

    Amazed


    Really fast reply.

    Will do that for now at least.
    Thank you very much for the replies.


    ~Lauri
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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