Security restrictions on Built in administrator account in Windows 2000

Posted on 2003-03-21
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2 workstations in our company appear to have had their adminstrator account policy settings tampered with by the previous administrator. When logged in as administrator locally, there is no "settings" or "run" tab in the start menu. Neither can you access "run" by holding the windows key and "r".
I have managed to get to gpedit.msc from windows explorer and all settings appear to be undefined so how are there security restrictions on the adminstrator account and can anyone help me reset them? We are running Windows 2000 with service pack 3.
Question by:beardedwelshman
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JammyPak earned 500 total points
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use group policies to specifically remove the restriction (if by 'undefined' you mean they are neither selected nor deselected, that just means they will stay as they currently are (ie. enabled)). You need to explicitly deselect the options to change the registry appropriately.


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