gpedit & user access & domains.
Posted on 2004-04-22
Setup= server 2003, exchange 2003, clients XP pro(40 no)
all users need rights to do what they like on there machine (ie install printers, install software), yes i know, i have good users and we only clamp down on naughty people.
I setup each XP Pro's "local users and Groups" administrators group with "domain users". this allows anyone who logs on has local admin rights to that client PC. Domain permissions and security access right are governed by server 2003 setting and over rule client settings. (confused yet)
What i would love to do is make GPEDIT.msc not accessable on client machines, as this is a great way of restriction a few little things (even though by doing regedit, seems to over ride some gpedit setting ie wallpaper). But as people are set up as local admin they have access to it. If i set people who log on to a client PC as say 'power users' then they cant install programs.
Do you see my problem?
if i need to explain further please ask.