Accessing data on company laptop after disgruntled user usurped control.
Posted on 2008-10-14
We have a user who works remotely from another site that had the domain admin password. She disjoined the domain on her laptop several months ago. She's decided to hold hostage proprietary information from the company and is not responding to requests for the company data. She still VPN's in to the main site for email and to access file shares. We need to regain access to her computer so the company can have access to the information she is holding hostage.
We can no longer access her admin share as she has disjoined the domain and she has changed the local admin password on her computer. We are ready to let this employee go, but it is critical that we retrieve the company data off of her computer prior to terminating her.
Is there any way that we can still access the data on her computer via VPN if she is still connected to our site? She is using Windows XP and we are using Windows 2003 Servers.