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Re: [school-discuss] Passwords for kids?
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From: "Karsten M. Self" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sort of an oddball question, but...
I'm working in a youth center with a ten-system computer lab, 80+ kids
using it so far, Samba domain.
Kids are anywhere from 6 to 18.
_Most_ of them can deal with passwords. A few can't spell their own
names (and most of 'em could use better typing skillz -- not to mention
a far more discriminating taste in music....).
But for a fair number of 'em, particulary the younger set, and a few
others with learning disabilities, remembering passwords seems to be
beyond the possible. Anyone have experience with setting up accounts
Primary login is WinXP. Even here, the three-field login (username,
pass, logon target (workstation/domain) is confusing.
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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Windows XP allows for a userlogon of a graphic, and there is no requirement
for a password.
One can take pics of the kids, or just use a set of ~100 or images to get
kids atention. the users can enable a password if they need one, just
secure administrator account.
Just set up users for fast logon and enable the switching.
As far as samba, can't you just make it share globally, and not require a
I assume with a closed system it should work,
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