quick and easy centralized access control list?
September 27, 2007 4:44 AM Subscribe
windowsXP logon restriction question: We have a small public computer room with about 15 computers where we only want certain people to be able to log into and use the computers. What is the easiest way to administer who has access to them?
posted by jak68 to computers & internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
One obvious solution is to create a power user account, and hand out that password to the valid users of the computers.
We dont want to do that because its not very secure, tho we may have to do that in the end.
Wondering if there is a better way in WinXP to keep a list of valid users, without having to enter (and update and administer) that list individually on EACH computer.
Is there a centralized way to do that? Where the administrator can keep a list of usernames (and initial passwords) in a central location, and the computers remotely check in on that list when a user logs on, before giving the user access?
The solution would be preferably free, or nothing too expensive (up to 50 bucks or so is okay).