How do I restrict access using command line?

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Hi guys. 

There are many users who can access my desktop. 

Is there a way I can restrict access to my system and programs using the command line? 

I am also a Stick Notes user. 

How do I increase the text size?

Best Answer by Sharath Reddy
Answered By 0 points N/A #198589

How do I restrict access using command line?


Hi Dorothy Davis,

You can restrict your computer for others that who is having an access on your account by putting network restrictions and a password which can be seen on control panel, user accounts, however, the text fonts on the sticky notes is replaceable on the C:/windows/sticky notes/ then find the conf.php or conf.txt to increase the font size

Answered By 0 points N/A #137775

How do I restrict access using command line?


Hi Dorothy,

As long as no one knows your Administrator password then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.  

Just to be on the safer side you may restrict remote assistance and desktop for any remote related task.

You can do this by: (Win XP)

Go to Control Panel > Windows Firewall > uncheck Remote Desktop and Remote assistance.

Also you may disable “telnet” from your list of service. You can do this by: (Win XP/7)

Start > From the search box type > Services.msc > Look for “telnet” > double click then select stop

Hope this helps! 

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Answered By 581715 points N/A #137776

How do I restrict access using command line?


I don’t think you still need to restrict any form of access to your computer especially if you are using Microsoft Windows XP and later editions. As long as your user account is protected by a password, there’s no need to further elevate restrictions to your computer.

A user account with a password in Microsoft Windows XP and later can’t easily be accessed by other users. Unlike with earlier versions of Microsoft Windows where even if you protect your user account with a password other users can still find a way of removing or disabling it, with Windows XP and later versions disabling other user’s password can’t be done that easily although it’s still possible.

Only advanced users with proper tools will be able to disable the passwords of other users. Here is an example. Back in the early days when I was still in the office and computers are still running Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Millennium, I always get frustrated when I want to access other user’s account that are protected with a password because our office doesn’t allow ordinary employees to have password-protected user accounts.

But even if this is the case they still protect their accounts with a password. So what I did, since they don’t have any idea that I can go around their passwords, is to temporarily disable their passwords and then access their accounts without them knowing it.

After getting the files I want I will enable their passwords back just like nothing happened. The process is just simple. You just need to find a certain file in the system drive, delete it or rename it, and then access the account after that. Deleting it would be a bad move since it will permanently remove the password and they will know that somebody may have gone through their account.

So renaming it is the best choice. But this trick can no longer be done on later editions of Windows like in Microsoft Windows XP. But it can still be done using the proper software unlike before a password’s life is only a matter of few clicks. Watch the video “How to use Sticky Notes, restrict users and change startup programs | tutorial by TechyV” to learn any method.


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