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Good day
In the following situation, what can you recommend.
With refer to 3 to 4 different people sharing a computer on a single network; and one does not want any one person to monopolize the network- ie. place passwords, control the network, control other peoples files, have exclusive access to others internet browsing etc.
What do you recommend the 3 or 4 people who use the computer should know so that no one secretly controls everyone data. For example one person added a new user with a password.
Another question is how does one ensure that each of the 4 users have privacy in browsing the internet and that one or one with the password user does not have exclusive access to view everything that the other 3 do on the computer.

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Hi S

I would create a 5th user  account who is the Administrator and then make all the other accounts Limited.

This would allow everyone their own account which is password protected so that any of the other users cannot control the PC, view their documents or what websites they have visited.

If they wanted any additional software installed or upgraded then the 5th person (the administrator) would install the software which would allow all the other users to access it.

Problem solved.

Andrew

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