disabling creation of new user accounts in XP

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  1. zerohourkill

    zerohourkill New Member

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    is there any way i can disable creation of new user accounts in Windows XP Pro?
     
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    Here's the thing - physical access coupled with skill and time means
    that any computer running any operating system can be gotten into.
    There are a few things your friend can do but if the flatmate has time
    and is clever, if he has access to the computer he can break in.

    1. Set BIOS level passwords for both starting the operating system and
    for changing CMOS settings.

    2. Set the computer to boot from the hard drive first.

    3. Set a strong password on all accounts made on the computer. It is not
    good to use the built-in Administrator password for day-to-day use and
    to only have that one account on the computer. Your friend should make
    a second account and use that instead, leaving the Administrator
    account as a fallback account for emergencies.

    4. Lock Windows with a screensaver/blank that requires the password when
    your friend steps away for a short while.


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    I just googled your doubt and got this. See if this helps.
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Well, give limited accounts to all the users, as you do know, only the admin account can create/modify users.
     
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    zerohourkill New Member

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    thnx for ideas :) , but isnt there any way to disable it in registry?
     
  5. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    U can disable "User Accounts" control panel applet thru registry!

    Goto:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load

    In right-side pane, create new String Value nusrmgr.cpl and set its value to 1
     
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    @Vishal (Registry Expert) is there. So don't worry. He will solve your problem for sure!!
     
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    Hey Vishal from where did u got these tons of registry tweaks
     
  8. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    thank u both of u guys! :)
    Its just experience and nothing else!
     
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    thnx a lot :) it solved the problem
     
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    OR u can log n as admin and under user group and policies in computer managment in control pannel u can create a limited user so that account creation will be disabled at that can surely add more security to ur system
     
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