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group pilices in windows xp pro

By pcpolice ·
why is it when iam logged as the administrator on a stand alone computer, which has a few local users.When i apply group policies it also effects my administrator account.Logic tells me as an administrator i have full acess to the computer and these policies should only effect the other users.What iam i doing wrong or not doing right?

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by CG IT In reply to group pilices in windows ...

well group policy has 2 effects. computer and user. Computer configuration effects everyone including the admin account [though you have full access to change it] User configuration effects users and if you just create a local policy without specifing a group to which is applies, it applies to all users [again even the admin account though admins can change it]. [local user account and power user accounts cant change the group policy that is in effect].

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by CG IT In reply to

so you need to lump users into a group, then create a GPO with the settings you want then apply that to the group. leave out the admin account from the group. then the GP will not affect the admin account.

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by CG IT In reply to

BUT there's a very small, slight, miniscule, problem with GP settings create via the group policy snap in on a local XP machine. GP is an Active Directory based security tool. A stand alone XP machine doesn't run Active Directory.

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