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Local admin group policy challenge!

Posted on 2011-02-18
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I have a relatively small domain of 20 XP Pro workstations and 1 windows Server 2003 Standard DC.
Each user is a local admin because domain users are in the local admin group of each workstation. Is there a way to reverse this without going to each station? - the last couple of viruses have made us much more security aware. I want to turn users back to normal users to prevent software installations.
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Mike Kline earned 500 total points
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Great idea, you don't need them to be local admins.

You can use restricted groups to do this.  Florian has a great writeup   http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog/?p=13

So as you can see you can either wipe out what is there and start fresh or add/append to what is there.

in your case I'd start fresh and define what you want.

Get a feel for it by testing on your box or a test machine first.

Thanks

Mike
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by:andreibutu
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NET LOCALGROUP administrators UserName /delete

change UserName with required name & use this command in batch file.
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by:kevinhsieh
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Restricted groups is the better option because it enforces the setting through time as opposed to just making just a one time change.
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