Old 01-24-2019, 04:29 PM   #1
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I'm trying to get a setup so anytime I'm in the hospital, other people can record in here. I want to make it so my computer has different logins and only certain stuff is available to the guest, definitely not my dropbox and all that. Can you lock people into certain drives, or out of them?
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:50 PM   #2
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Yep, but it'll be a hack job if you aren't careful and somewhat knowing/understanding what you are doing. That mostly depends on how far you take it. The first step is to keep you in the administrators group and create other accounts that are not in that group. Actually, I might even make a group called "restricted users", add them to that group, then any folder you don't want them to have access to, you just remove that "restricted users and "authenticated users" and/or "everyone" group from the folder's security properties. FWIW, the everyone group isn't a real group object IIRC, but rather a pseudo computed group but means what it is named.

That said, with them not being in the admin group to begin with, all of your user folders will be off limit by default aka C:\Users\Pipe\...
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Is there a tutorial somewhere for doing this? I tried something similar a few months ago and screwed everything up
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Is there a tutorial somewhere for doing this? I tried something similar a few months ago and screwed everything up
I made some edits above, I'll look around to see if there is anything simple.
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... so anytime I'm in the hospital ...
That doesn’t sound good. Good luck, man. Wishing you all the best!
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I'm not seeing much that I like other than the simple ones where you create a new user account, make it a local and standard account. That will keep them out of any folders under c:\users\username that isn't theirs - but it won't keep them out of other folders outside of that without changing permissions at the folder level. IOW for a user named User1...

C:\Users\Pipe (can't access)
C:\Users\Pipe\Dropbox (can't access)
C:\Users\User2 (can't access)
C:\Users\User1 (can access)
E:\PipesSecretFormula (can access)
D:\MyBills (can access)
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Pipeline, I just sent you a PM.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:04 PM   #8
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I wouldn't trust any level of security on a Microsoft operating system. Their security is a joke. That opinion is shared by many security experts.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:02 PM   #9
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The most secure hand hassle-free way supposedly is a dual (or multi-) boot setup.

Here you use different disk partitions with installed Windows (and software) for any user.

You can create a dedicated disk partition - or use a network share - to hold everything that is supposed to be available to all users.

You just need a large disk... (not sure about how to handle the Windows license, though)

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Old 01-25-2019, 07:16 AM   #10
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Windows is actually very good with security, but it needs to be the Professional version, not home. Home version is lousy at security.
Again ut needs to be the Professional version

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Old 01-25-2019, 07:37 AM   #11
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If you have Windows Pro you can encrypt and password-protect any drives you don't want others snooping around in.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:44 AM   #12
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Another approach that wouldn't require multiple logins, or tweaking permissions on a bunch of folders would be to clone the drive, remove stuff you don't want others to access, and put something like one of these hot-swap front access bays in the machine.

https://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=234

Then, you just eject the drive you use when you'll be out, and stick the alternate drive in. No one would be able to access stuff that doesn't exist on the alternate drive, no matter how versed they are.
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Assuming pro, it really is easier to just create a guest account(s) that is a "standard user" and his folders automatically get walled off from those users. IF he has folders/drives outside his user folder structure that he also wants to deny access, it's as easy provided he has any organization whatsoever of his filesystem - the key term there is organization; no granular security plan is clear and simple if the filesystem is messy an unorganized.
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