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Kudos0

Windows XP Home: How do I prevent Ghost 14 from booting when a non-administrator boots up?

Re Ghost 14.0.5.34587 in Windows XP Home SP 3:

There are three users in my XP setup: "Administrator," "Me" (with admin rights), and "Guest" (with minimal rights).

If Guest boots the computer, I want to prevent Ghost from starting, since I don't want Guest to fiddle with it.

This is probably some security function of Windows XP, but I can find no instructions on how to do it.

Suggestions please.

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Kudos0

Re: Windows XP Home: How do I prevent Ghost 14 from booting when a non-administrator boots up?

Re Ghost 14.0.5.34587 in Windows XP Home SP 3:

There are three users in my XP setup: "Administrator," "Me" (with admin rights), and "Guest" (with minimal rights).

If Guest boots the computer, I want to prevent Ghost from starting, since I don't want Guest to fiddle with it.

This is probably some security function of Windows XP, but I can find no instructions on how to do it.

Suggestions please.

Kudos0

Re: Windows XP Home: How do I prevent Ghost 14 from booting when a non-administrator boots up?

I think Ghost will still run, but you can limit what the guest can do. Using an administrator account click Start>Norton Ghost>Security Configuration Tool. Then set the permissions the way you want.

I think the tray icon is a global setting in the registry..

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Norton Ghost xxx\

I suppose you could move that entry to your administrative accounts registry key or just put a link to Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProTray.exe in your startup folder.

Kudos0

Re: Windows XP Home: How do I prevent Ghost 14 from booting when a non-administrator boots up?

Sounds good. Many thanks.

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