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Administrator account (heavy internet usage)

Heavy internet usage has recently been noted by several administrators as well as the generic "administrator" account.  In an attempt to clean up internet usage, we would like to curb the use of bandwidth on this generic "administrator" account substantially.  What might our options be?
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prashsaxCommented:
How do you access internet.

Is is using some Proxy server or a firewall/router etc.

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PJuliusCommented:
You'll have to talk to the users on the domain.

If it's the bandwidth you're worried about, either get them to use the network less or upgrade your bandwidth capabilities.

Since it seems to be the anonymity and access of the "administrator" account which is actually worrying you, I suggest setting up specific user accounts on the domain for each of the people who will be using the network. Then change the administrator passwords so that people can't log in as admin without permission. That will also give you better control over access priviledges for different users.
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tedpennerAuthor Commented:
We are using a proxy.  We are a site of 2000+ users and some admins.  I wan't to simply limit a prolonged download from any admin logged in as "administrator" to say, 10 minutes with a message explaining that the administrator account has a 10 minute download restriction.  Can't we do that?
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r_naren22atyahooCommented:
What proxy you are using???
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Rick HobbsRETIREDCommented:
Rename the administrator account.  Create individual user accounts for the admins and make them administrator equivalent, if necessary. You will then be able to identify the users...all users, including admins.  There should really be only one person who knows the name and password for the primary administrator account, and even he should have an individual user account that he uses.
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shniz123Commented:
Only the people who actually need to know the Administrator password should. Too many people knowing it results in a insecure network. Depending on what proxy server you are using you might need to augment it with something like WebSense. Change the Admin password and share it with only the most critical.
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tedpennerAuthor Commented:
You guys aren't bothering to answer my question.  My question is:  How can I put an internet limit on the local administrator account?
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Rick HobbsRETIREDCommented:
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r_naren22atyahooCommented:
>>>>How can I put an internet limit on the local administrator account?
windows dosnt provide any out of box applications to do this.

this can be achieved with some
software or hardware...

give us your inventory
proxy srv?
web filters etc.
or current internet setup..
if we dont get any input from you, how can we give the answer

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tedpennerAuthor Commented:
All I have access to is Active Directory.  Can I force some change from there to accomplish this?
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Rick HobbsRETIREDCommented:
No.  It is not possible through AD to control network usage.
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shniz123Commented:
A program like Websense (expensive) can provide the features you are looking for. It might require extra hardware/software depending on your setup. I know there is another program a buddy has used and liked, I'll ask him and post back.

What are you using to determine the Administrator account is using the internet alot?
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