Customize Desktop for 2 users


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Nil

How do I do this?
Give them ugly wallpaper.

Create a group policy that doesn't allow them to run any programs
except Calc.

Change the language to something neither one understands.

Just a few ideas for you...
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Give them ugly wallpaper.

Create a group policy that doesn't allow them to run any programs
except Calc.

Change the language to something neither one understands.

Just a few ideas for you...
It looks to me like your ideas mesh well with my feelings about the
post, but I didn't have the creativity to draft a reply :)
 
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Ed Cryer

It looks to me like your ideas mesh well with my feelings about the
post, but I didn't have the creativity to draft a reply :)
I'd add a third user, ask him/her what he/she wants on the desktop,
install all of it and then inform the other two that they've got that.

Ed
 
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Char Jackson

How do I do this?
It appears as though you're asking how to customize the desktop for
two users, even though you've left most of your question out of the
body of your post. Rookie mistake, but easy to fix next time.

Anyway, Windows will happily allow a customized desktop for each user
account, so the answer is to create a separate account for each user.
Once you do that and inform each user to log into their own account,
they'll see that they each have their own desktop and can customize to
their heart's content.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

It appears as though you're asking how to customize the desktop for
two users, even though you've left most of your question out of the
body of your post. Rookie mistake, but easy to fix next time.
Anyway, Windows will happily allow a customized desktop for each user
account, so the answer is to create a separate account for each user.
Once you do that and inform each user to log into their own account,
they'll see that they each have their own desktop and can customize to
their heart's content.
Should we emphasize that each user account should have its own unique
password, and that each user should know only his or her own password?
 
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Wolf K

Should we emphasize that each user account should have its own unique
password, and that each user should know only his or her own password?
Yerss. And a pass phrase is even better: it will be longer. Much longer.
Such as line from an obscure poem, or a family catch phrase, etc, or
even a list of your pet cats in chronological order.

BalthasarMaxBelindaSamanthaTaoSimoneAlexander...

No, that's not my pass phrase. But it could've been. ;-)

Wolf K.
 
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Char Jackson

Char, you're a saint. I keep trying.
Slow learners have one hell of a battle with life. Teenagers in
particular can be very cruel.
In real life you can recognise them from their behaviour. They're
different from yobs in that they usually have a put-upon demeanour about
them. But on the Net it can't be seen.
I don't know what I did to deserve that, but thanks. :)
 
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Char Jackson

Should we emphasize that each user account should have its own unique
password, and that each user should know only his or her own password?
There are certainly circumstances where that would be appropriate, but
I can also think of circumstances where it wouldn't matter if all the
passwords were the same, and all were known by each of the users. It's
a great point to consider, though.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

On Thu, 24 Nov 2011 13:07:05 -0800, Gene E. Bloch
There are certainly circumstances where that would be appropriate, but
I can also think of circumstances where it wouldn't matter if all the
passwords were the same, and all were known by each of the users. It's
a great point to consider, though.
I *do* allow exceptions to my pronouncements :)

Your point is valid, of course...
 

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