Information Technology Services Centre - Do Not Grant Administrative Right for Common User Account in a Shared Computer
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  • Do Not Grant Administrative Right for Common User Account in a Shared Computer

    Do not grant administrative right for common user account in a shared computer. If you need to share a computer with others, you are suggested to follow the steps below:
         
    1. Create separate user accounts for different users and make sure to assign these accounts with NO admin right. This can prevent inherited computer settings between users.
      a. Click "Start", and then click "Control Panel".
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      b. In the "Control Panel", click "User Accounts".
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      c. In the "User Accounts", click "Manage another account" .
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      d. Click "Create a new account" at the bottom.
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      e. Input the new account name, select "Standard user", then press "Create Account" button.
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    3. All users using the computer should save their own documents under their own “My Documents” folder. This can prevent users to access each others’ documents.