Change who can access information from a sensor

You might want to limit programs or services (which run in the background for all user accounts) from accessing information from sensors. By default, when you first enable a sensor, all programs and services can access information from the sensor for all user accounts. You can choose to limit programs from accessing information from sensors by user account. You can also choose to limit services from accessing information from sensors, but this will apply to all user accounts. For more information about sensors and privacy, see How does a sensor affect my privacy?

To change who can access information from a sensor

  1. Open Location and Other Sensors by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type sensors, and then click Location and Other Sensors.


    • You must have at least one sensor installed before you can change user settings for sensors.

  2. In the left pane, click Change user settings.

  3. Under Sensor, from the list, click the sensor that you want to change user settings for.

  4. Under Access, select the check box next to each user name to provide access, or clear the check box next to each user name to remove access, and then click OK. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.