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HI Experts,

I have very funny requirnment. How Do I protect my data from Loacl Administrator?

I have 5 systems with windows 2000 -- without AD -- running thru local admin

I'd created one local users on all the systems -- and encrypted the my data but If administrator will change the local user password -- he can access the my data

Is there any way to protect my data from Administrator?
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by:LucF
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Hi arvind,

No, you can't, that's what the administrator account is for.
You will have to look at things like password protected folders using thirth partie tools (winzip can do this)

Greetings,

LucF
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by:arvind
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Hey,

I am taking about running content -- If I'm java based product and would to proctect my prodect then  ?//

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LucF earned 250 total points
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Can't be done :(
It's pretty easy to take ownership and set the permissions, that's the whole idea of an administrator.
Maybe it's better for you to just save your important documents on another device like a USB stick and take that home with you.
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by:LucF
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Didn't you see my responce modulo?
The answer to this question is "No you can't do that"
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by:arvind
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sorry for late, great speed here,

Lucf: I think I can use third party tool also?

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by:LucF
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Nope, you should really see the Administrator as "God" he can access whatever he likes. The only workaround for this will be to use removable devices, or a password protected Zip file as I said above (you allready explained why the Zip was not an option for you, so you'll have to live with the removable devices)

LucF
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by:arvind
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So without my permission answer accepted -- good speed on EE..

By the way Lucf nwo my development team is working on Verisign Code Security and we applied Licensing options on Java code -- I think this will be protect our code.

thnx by the way for your effort and thnx for EE support
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