Alright, long story short. Several installs later, I have a working (i think ) w2k machine which I really don't understand. Sorry? I'm more of a 98 person? Anyway, I want to restructure it now so that there's an Adminstrator, and a User. With appropriate passwords, yes, currently I run everything in in Admin mode, and I know that's not supposed to be done, well, maybe not, depends, I ramble. However, to prevent someone from accidently *#^$ing up the system, I want to force anyone else using to machine to be able to do anything except install/remove programs, and change settings. However, they need to be able to have the same menus as Admin. And the other part of this mishmash is that I have several differnt 'users' in Documents and Settings. Which, BTW, makes for a terribly long path to certain folders, but, I ramble. A dir listing.
How do I determine which of the above is 'Active'?
If you make the user's "Restricted user's" they can not install programs or mess up your setting's. To set up the start menu's and desktops try this. Start, settings, taskbar & start menu, advanced, and advanced again. You should see folders for each user under documents and settings. each one will have a desktop folder and a start menu folder. You could put what you want from the admin to the "all user's" or copy from admin to each user. If you copy to each user's profile they can delete thing's from their menu without it affecting other user's.