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Password Change Question (Need It Quick)

By BlackDiamond ·
Hey,

Need this one ASAP as I am leaving in a couple of hours.

Is there a way to disable a local admins ability to change their password in XP?

Used gpedit to take away the option with CTRL-ALT-DEL, but they can still get into My Computer and change it through there.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Password Change Question ...

Can't think of a way because they have full control of the pc. But you could Check the box that they can not change their password which would force them to use the MMC snap in to change it.

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by BlackDiamond In reply to

Hey,

Never did get it figured out but will award the points anywho.

Thanx

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by BlackDiamond In reply to Password Change Question ...

Hey,


cm5400 -- Tried that, but they can still change it.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Password Change Question ...

How about this link... http://www.softheap.com/security/prevent-users.html

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by BlackDiamond In reply to

Hey,

Never did get it figured out but will award the points anywho.

Thanx

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by BlackDiamond In reply to Password Change Question ...

Hey,

cm5400 -- Tried that, but they can still change it.

That one really looked promising when I read it.

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by zlitocook In reply to Password Change Question ...

It is not a good idea to disable the local admin account because it could effect how you can do things on the computer. If you have a user that knows the password then change it and make it vary hard for them to find it.
Why would you want to change it? If you disable it you can not use run as or do many of the help desk tasks.
If you have someone who uses the local admin account they need to be talked with and told that their user account will be limited if they keep using the admin account.

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by BlackDiamond In reply to

Hey,

Never did get it figured out but will award the points anywho.

Thanx

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by zaferus In reply to Password Change Question ...

I think maybe if you remove the my computer icon and restrict access to the control panel (as well as the ctrl-alt-del as you'ev done) it should work?

Typically local admins are trusted to change their passwords so I think the only thing you can do is just hide the ways they can get in to do it.

-Z

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by BlackDiamond In reply to

Hey,

Never did get it figured out but will award the points anywho.

Thanx

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