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Remove Group Policy

Posted on 2003-11-02
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I have a client who pulled a computer from his old workplace and is now using it at home.  However, there was a domain group policy in place that denied access to the control panel.  If I logon with the local administrator account I should have these restrictions, correct?  Is there a way otherwise to remove these restrictions?
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by:nader alkahtani
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Log on locally (to the machine, not the domain), using an account with *local* admin rights........right click my computer,  go to properties, select the networ id tab, click the properties button and remove the machine from the domain and add it to a workgroup of your choosing.......give it any name you like.

That will remove the domain, and as a concequence, any domain group policy too.  You should also go into the local security settings, which is your local security policy.......under computer management and make sure there is no local policies enabled.
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The odd thing in your discription is that the domain group policy is not cached locally and does not apply when logging in locally......that is to the machine itself, not the domain.  It is applied when you log into the domain.  Is he connected to the office remotely with this machine?
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by:scranfield
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If you can't access this after removing your machine from the domain and policies are still appying to the machine @ a local level , then try this solution:

Log onto the machine as your admin account and goto tools -> folder options and view.  Show all files and  un hide protected operating system files.  You should now be able to browse to your %systemroot%\system32\GroupPolicy.  Get permissions on this folder and remove all users and groups access to this directory.  

When you log back on your OS will not be able to read from the Group Ploicy Directory and therefore will not be able to apply any local policies to your machine.  

I hope this helps.
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