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WIN NT logon edits my registry

By edsrocks ·
I have been issues a laptop for work and the OS is WIN NT 4 for workgroups. I have edited the registry to stop dispaly the company policy garbage at the begining each time I log on to the PC. But everytime I log on to the network, my registry is changed back to displaying this stuff. Is there way i can stop the log on from editing my registry? When I dont log on to the network (work off line), my registry is fine the way i have edited it.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to WIN NT logon edits my reg ...

It is possible to put a .REG file in a logon script. What happens is someone formats the .REG file with whatever registry entries you want people to have.
Then, you can call the REG file from within the login script by issuing CALL REGEDIT /S REGISTRYFILENAME.REG
Now, if that is what the people at your office are doing, there isn't a lot you can do to stop it.
When you plug into the office network and log in, do you see the black DOS window coming up? That is the login script.
If you are really fast, you can close the window, aborting whatever it was going to do.

Also, your office might have a System Policy put into effect, and that is probably what is going on. They have a .POL file sitting on their domain controllers that is modifying the registry to do the things you want to avoid it doing. Now, I don't think you can stop the Policy from being put on your NT workstation.
Basically, your office is forcing a policy on your system, and you, as a user in the office, are stuck with it.

Unless....
you log into your workstation with a LOCAL workstation account, not your domain user account. If you do that, then when you log in, you are not logging in as a domain user, and you would therefore not be subject to any policies the office has put out there FOR the domain users.
So, open up User Manager (if you can), build youself a user account, and put it in the Local Administrators group. Log in then with that account (making sure you change the Domain drop-down box to the machine name, not your domain name).
You then should not get the policy, but you will be logging in as a different user, so the desktop will be different. Plus, saved documents will be in a different spot (well, actually, saved documents willbe in the same spot, but the new user profile will LOOK in a different spot than your domain user looks in).

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by Gigelul In reply to WIN NT logon edits my reg ...

All you have read in previous answer is correct. But with a local account you will not have access to all network resources. You must talk with your network admin if you have real problem.

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