XP SP2 Security Center - How to define security settings locally when connected to a domain
Posted on 2004-08-26
I have just installed XP SP2 on the computers within our small domain. When all of the computers are logged in the users logon via the "this computer" versus the domain when presented with the Windows Logon screen. After installing XP on each of the computers via the Windows Update option, all except one allow me to go to the new control panel "Security Center" and view and set my security options including my firewall settings. On the one computer I receive the message:
The security settings on this computer are managed by a network administrator because it is part of a domain (a group of computers on a network). To help protect your computer, the administrator of this computer should do the following..."
I would like this computer to behave the way the others do. I have checked all of the settings I can think of but with no luck. This computer is logged on with a local ID that has administrator rights. On the Windows 2003 Server the computer is defined in the Active Directory and appears to have all of the same settings as the other computers.
I suspect there is some minor setting on the problem child computer or registry entry that needs to be changed. Any ideas where I might look.