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I have migrated my domain to 2003 from NT4 and Im just starting to realise the depth of polcies and security I can have, its quite daunting, my company had a legacy of setting the domain users to be the local administrators of  their own machines (just adding the domain users to the local administrators group) this if course made the user a local admin and the ability to do anything. When i ran the computer migration I decided to take this out.......which i thought would aid security...and stop people having local admin rights

The problem is that a lot of machines need read/write access to the local C drive because of certain applications that need to write to an ini file in order to work (Toad, Macromedia homesite, citrix, smarterm etc etc)  we have a lot of developers who always require a fair level of access to their local machines, stop/start services etc

How do i set this to allow them to work properley yet not have to give them elevated privelages i.e not add the domain users to the machines local administrators group? I  want to be able to set this at a domain policy level i.e evryone in the domain can write to their own C drive, there must be a security template that I can add to do this...I cant believe Im the only 2003 admin to have had this problem

Any help would be very welcome

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http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/advanced/help/sag_SCEchecklist.htm?id=748

Microsoft includes predifned security templates, you may want to start with one of these and remove everything you know will harm your end users, then begin to test it.

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