MMC Reset

By hizimage ·
I work for a nonprofit organization who will be donating some old computers to individuals to use. They were donated to us and have been in our computer lab for the kids to get online and do research/homework and play games on, so there is not much in the way of data to worry about. I had set them up so that they were signed on as a a limited user and couldn't change homepages, wallpapers, ectera. I would like to know if there is an easy way to reverse the changes I have made using the MMC back to the default settings. I have no disks or anything to just reinstall Windows 2000. Any Suggestions?? Thanks for your input.

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Lil more info

by shasca In reply to MMC Reset

Can you tell us how you locked them down in the MMC?
We will be able to help you better with an understanding of what you have done to this point.
Do you have Admin accounts on these PC's? Did you create local policies? etc...

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by hizimage In reply to Lil more info

Yes, I log in as admin. I made the changes through the user/computer configuration. I disallowed things such as changing the homepage, set certain sites in the favorites folders so they couldn't delete them, disallowed access to the display tab in the control panel. I was hoping that there was a way to do a quick reset through MMC instead of changing everything manually. I have 20 computers to do this on, so even if it only took 10 min. to start up, log on, and make the changes, that is over 3 hours of time that I don't really have to do this.

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Local Settings

by shasca In reply to More

To my knowledge local settings are local settings. Domain rights can overrule local rights through GP. Joining these to a new domain would give control over all at once if that is what you are looking for.

Delete GP and all are reset as before once they gpupdate.

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Logon as

by Jacky Howe In reply to MMC Reset

the Local Administrator and edit the Local Policy settings.

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Try this

by IC-IT In reply to MMC Reset

create a batch file and run this on each system.

secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose

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