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Preventing Domain Profile?!

Posted on 2002-06-05
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Hello There.

I have a Windows2000 computer, that works inside a domain, which I am not it's manager. but I'm my computer's administrator.
The domain, as always, force a profile on my computer.
How can I still be in that domain, and in the same time reject it's profile?

Semuel.
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by:jhance
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>>How can I still be in that domain, and in the same time reject it's profile?


No can do!  That's the benefit/drawback (depending on your point of view) of DOMAIN MEMBERSHIP.  By joining the computer to the domain, you put it under the domain administrator's control.
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by:jmiller47
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In your user settings (Active Directory Users and Computers) change your profile to LOCAL. This will ensure that you do not get a roaming DOMAIN profile. Of course, you need to be a Domain Admin for this. :)
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Other option is to change from Domain Login, to Workgroup login, using the Domain name as the workgroup name.
That may help.
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by:daluu
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just wondering, what's wrong with the domain profile though?
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by:semuel
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miller: I don't have a Domain Admin. if I had, I won't have any problem - I could have set my own profile.

SysExpert: I'll try. but then passwords of the domain won't be recognized on my computer. isn't it?

daluu: There is nothing specific wrong with the profile. It's just that I want more control over my computer, while having the networks benefits of the domain. and I don't mind tweaking my computer to do it, if there is a way.
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You can still access all the Domain resources, you just may need to put in the username/password  each time, depending on how the local password caching is set up.

I hope this helps !
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by:daluu
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Hey Semuel,

you can try this - it should work. it worked for my application usage rights.

Go to the Users and passwords section of the Control Panel as local admin. Add your domain profile as a user from there and set it to be, say administrator or Power User. Now you have admin or Power User rights locally plus domain access rights. (You should be able to set profile to admin I believe but I haven't done that - I used Power User instead)


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See my article for more info:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qManageQuestion.jsp?ta=win2k&qid=20308280
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