policy on a 2 k box

Posted on 2005-03-10
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
hi all,

was trying to restrict a 2k box but now it seems I've locked myself out.  I checked the run only approved application .... yes.. I can't run anything else now..

any way to reset the sucker back... it's a new re-install so I can just do it again but won't learn anything from it...

I have a win98 diskette which restores the policy on a 95/98 box but how can I make one for a 2k box ?

Question by:heddie
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Mike Kline
ID: 13508272
Is the box a member of a domain or a stand alone box?

LVL 18

Accepted Solution

luv2smile earned 500 total points
ID: 13508605
My guess is...sounds like it is a stand alone machine and you changed the local policy. Localy policy applies to EVERYONE on the machine unless you specifically deny them read access to the policy.

So if this is the case...lesson learned here is that local policy affects EVERYONE and run only approved apps means just that...ONLY approve apps so lots of things break if you are not careful.

Here are instructions for the future on how to deny a user read rights to keep from getting the entire policy.


For getting back into your machine, see this PAQ...it is for xp, but should work for 2000:


Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
An introduction to the wonderful sport of Scam Baiting.  Learn how to help fight scammers by beating them at their own game. This great pass time helps the world, while providing an endless source of entertainment. Enjoy!
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 9 hours left to enroll

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question