Discussion in 'Software Q&A' started by zerohourkill, Oct 1, 2006.
is there any way i can disable creation of new user accounts in Windows XP Pro?
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.
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/Use
I just googled your doubt and got this. See if this helps.
Well, give limited accounts to all the users, as you do know, only the admin account can create/modify users.
thnx for ideas , but isnt there any way to disable it in registry?
U can disable "User Accounts" control panel applet thru registry!
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load
In right-side pane, create new String Value nusrmgr.cpl and set its value to 1
@Vishal (Registry Expert) is there. So don't worry. He will solve your problem for sure!!
Hey Vishal from where did u got these tons of registry tweaks
thank u both of u guys!
Its just experience and nothing else!
thnx a lot it solved the problem
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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