We received a mail from one of our readers asking:
How can I disable change of Date and Time on Windows Xp computer? I own an Internet Cafe and I don’t want my users to change the date and time on my Computers.
There can be more than one ways of disabling the editing of Date and Time, but we tell you one easy and convenient way of doing it on a computer which is stand alone and is not a part of any active directory.
To disable editing, you can set up a user with limited access, not Administrator access. Now with the method we describe below, you can allow only users with Administrator rights to edit the date and time, so the limited user will not be able to change the System date and time.
Follow the steps below:
1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Templates
2. Open Local Security Policy
3. Go to Local Policy > User Rights Assignments > Change the System time , double click to open it.
4. In the below window, you will see the options to add and remove user groups. Remove the limited users from this list and those limited users will not be able to edit date and time of this computer.
You can revert the above settings to allow the users to change the date and time.