cannot change user back to limited permissions RRS feed

  • Question


    In our first SteadyState 2.5 installation on a workstation, after creating our user profiles in SteadyState we changed the profile permissions from "limited" to "administrator" via the control panel when logged on to the computer as an administrator.  Then we tweaked all the profiles to look like we wanted, ran all the programs, etc.  Then we went ahead and locked the profiles, and installed the windows disk protection components of SteadyState, before realizing we still needed to change the permissions for the profiles back to "limited".  Well, the computer now allows us to change the permissions for all but the last SteadyState profile -- telling us that at least one user needs to be an administrator.  So even though we have the non-SteadyState administrator profile, it evidently isn't being recognized in this process.


    Has anyone else dealt with this problem?  Or any ideas as to how we can get all our SteadyState profiles back to being "limited" users on this Windows XP Pro machine?


    Thank you for your assistance,



    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 4:58 PM



    Hi Robin, we can try the following two methods:


    1.       Retain this administrator account and add a password on the user so that only computer administrator can log on and configure windows or Windows SteadyState settings.


    2.       Enable Welcome Screen. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice to launch standard log on interface. We can use "administrator" to log on and configure settings. We can set all other accounts to restricted user and "administrator" account should not appear on Welcome Screen.

    Thursday, October 16, 2008 6:33 AM