User run amok with local admin rights

Posted on 2007-08-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I have a Windows 2003 SBS Premium domain

One particular user is abusing the privellage of having local administrator on her workstation and is installing things like webshots, bittorrent, and unlicensed copies of applications.

What is the "best" way to remove her ability to install applications on her local machine without making my life more complicated?
Question by:GlitchA1
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Toni Uranjek

    Remove his/hers user account from local Administrators group on his/hers computer.

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    Accepted Solution

    cmd prompt on users desktop with you logged in as yourself (assuming you are admin)

    net localgroup administrators "username"  /delete
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    Expert Comment

    However, I would discuss it with the user and his/her supervisor before doing it.  Be prepared to make applications the user needs to run so they can "do" their job.  Document, document, document before going forward!
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    Expert Comment

    Fire her

    Author Comment

    All great suggestions. Thanks Circleblue points are yours.

    If I was her superior I certainly would fire her, but because she irritates me she has told me she knows more about computers than me, and also that I am intimidated by her as she makes my job insecure because she can do everything I can do plus she's also a top notch legal secretary

    Wrong on both counts :)
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    Expert Comment

    Oh a legal secretary..  well you better double document then!!!  CYA.. =)  Thanks.

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