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Locking XP standalone machine, multiple users

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Boycie, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Some time ago (before the site fell down) i posted about locking down a standalone XP machine with multiple users. I remember D-Faktor saying to alter permissions to make sure I (the administrator) doesn't get locked out of Group policy. I don't need to use the machine so it can be locked down quite a bit, but i need a way of *getting back* in to Gpedit.msc as and when required.
    I have searched for the post but it seems to have been lost when the site crashed.

    The general advice *googling* is that a standalone machine is pretty limited for Group policy as the computer configuration will always overide the user config.

    Any advice?
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I have used Microsoft's shared computer toolkit very successfuly for this. The nice thing is that the 'admin' can easily access things, and update the machine without too much trouble.

    Harry.
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    thanks Harry, the link is dead at the moment; will retry later :thumbleft
    Is it as powerful as gpedit?

    Edit;

    Link OK now. I will download and take a look, thanks.
     
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  4. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    and in case you were still wondering what i had said in that post, i think, if i remember correctly, i said something about denying read access on the %systemroot%\system32\grouppolicy\ (machine or user) \registry.pol file(s).
     
  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Er - it is a (fairly crude) GUI in front of a lot of scripts. Nice and easy to use even if you have no knowledge of policies.

    Harry.
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I seem to remember that was the problem i had with the deny permission. I got locked out too... :oops:
     
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