Solved

Block Active Directory Interference

Posted on 2006-11-16
3
234 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hello Experts,

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,

-jkorz
0
Comment
Question by:jkorz
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:trenes
ID: 17958871
Hi jkorz,
> School B requires that I use outlook for email,
Can't they use OWA? So you wont have to login into their domain.

But in my opinion, If you dont trust them you should not work for them.

I hope somebody has any tips for you.

Cheers!
regards,

Trenes
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:jkorz
ID: 17959633
I could use OWA, but I would rather use the client.

It's not that I don't trust them per-se, they have a contracted network admin who doesn't spend much time here and relies heavily on the centralized management that AD provides for updates, security, etc... (things that normal users don't worry about, but I take care of). I want to do what I can (as opposed to relying on others) to avoid any more complications.
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
trenes earned 500 total points
ID: 17959884
Try asking the admin to place you in an "admin" OU, that is not linked to any gpo.
That should fix things you worry about.
0

Featured Post

Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Join & Write a Comment

So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
I guess it is not common knowledge to most Wintel engineers/administrators: If you have an SNMP-based monitoring system in your environment (and it's common to have SNMP or Syslog) it's reasonably easy to enable monitoring of the Windows Event logs,…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

762 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now