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Disabling users from changing system time & date?

Hello,

I am trying to figure out how I can stop users from changing the date and time one one system in Win98 second edition.

I have read that you can go into command.com in hex editor but I dont know how to get into hex editor.

Need help on this as im at wits end.

Thanks in advance

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  • Emma J
    Emma J Mar 11, 2009

    Hello,



    Thanks for the quick responce. I cant seem to be able to see Administrative tools in the control panel, I have even tried to search for them. Im guessing maybe this has been disabled maybe Im not sure. And yes I am a admin, its actually a works computer where people log in and out using a computer based program, but some of the users are changing the times if there late. And this is becoming a bit of hassle when it comes to wages. Anything else you can suggest??

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If you're the administrator you should be able to set user permissions through the control panel. I had a Windows 2000 which had some features comparable to a 98. Most likely you will have to enter the category known as, "Administrative Tools" located within the, "Control Panel."

In this region you can change security policies, overall computer settings, and user settings (At least that's how it was on my 2000). I don't know which option you need to change to disable non-administrative users from changing time, however playing around with some of the settings might help you figure out which one it is.

NOTE: Make sure you don't change any of the settings for administrative users! If you do you might not be able to access the control panel or change administrative settings in the future.

Since I'm uncertain about this working with a 98, contact me again later notifying me if the above worked or not. I'll see if I can help you resolve this.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert Mar 11, 2009

    This certainly is strange. I wish our family had kept that old 98 of ours. We got rid of it when a hardware virus ate all the source files of the hard-drive.

    You can try to check the user accounts. This should be found in the Control Panel once again and should be named, "Users." I'm not certain if it will let you, however you might be able to change permissions for Administrators, users, moderators, Power Users, etc... If not then I'm out of ideas. Might be time to upgrade the systems. I know building them yourself can give you a half-decent machine, the only problem comes at installing the Operating System as right now Windows XP is expensive (in high demand) and Windows Vista is an immense pain.

    Let me know if you find anything in the user portion of the control panel. If you don't find anything and you are considering getting a new computer (or computers) I can e-mail you some estimates. They would definitely be cheaper than if you bought them from dell or at a store.


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