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Denying Administrator The Right To Change Computer Name

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I want to deny a local administrator the right to be able to shut down a server and change it's computer name or remove it from the domain.

I have created a local group called Shutdown Users and edited the local security policy setting "Shut down the system" and this works a trat.

However i cannot find a setting to be able to do similar to stop them changing the computer name.

How can i acomplish this?
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by:StevenTodd00
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Can't be done. A domain admin rights can't be completely dumbed down.

Solution would be to NOT give out the admin password and only give out a secondary login that has delegated rights.

If someone else has the admin password that it not authorized then you have bigger issues.
solve that first then lock everything down.
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by:Avatar261
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This is not a domain admin.

I am talking about just a local admin on a server.
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by:ChiefIT
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Is this a domain server or a Stand alone server?

There is an alternative. It is a GPO to deny "log on locally". Are you interested?
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Hmm, it is a domain server.

How does the deny log on locally stop them renaming the computer?
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Just like you create a domain policy or group policy, you can create a local policy. It all depends on what you want to do.

Go to the local policy MMC snapin and add a user policy to that user. I don't know if there is a policy to prevent from changing computer name or prevent from logoff. That's something that someone more familiar with GPOs can tell you.
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i got round this using regedit to remove the properties button from my computer. Crude but affective.
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