Block Active Directory Interference
Posted on 2006-11-16
This is going to sound super paranoid, but put yourself in my shoes before you judge...
Here's my dilemma. I work for a school (school A) that sells some of my time to another school (school B). School B uses active directory and school A does not. School B requires that I use outlook for email, which in turn requires me to be on their domain. Since I am a competent tech administrator, I want to avoid active directory interfering with anything on my computer: i.e. I don't want them to push updates down to me, don't want them to have access to my files / registry / etc... loss of control = sad tech guy
I have removed Domain Admins from my local administrator group and anything else domainish from other groups so I think that should take care of most of it, but what I need to know is can they still do anything just because I am a member of the domain?
If so, what ports / services do I need to block to ensure that I don't have to worry about any funny business like my computer restarting in the middle of an unsaved page of code because they are sending down updates?
Also, how do I remove any group policies that they have pushed down and prevent this from happening in the future.
Thanks in advance,