Preventing a Local Computer Administrator from Changing Password
Posted on 2011-02-25
This is an odd request, I know, but I need to prevent a person from setting a password on his computer.
Now, the background is that the client that I'm working for has asked their employees to not use passwords on their computers. I've tried to argue the point that the idea is ludacris but they won't budge. The problem is that one employee continually puts on back on there.
The setup is that it is a local Windows XP machine that is not connected to a domain and the employee has administrative rights.
Now, the few ways that I have researched are:
DisableChangePassword in the registry
Disable Change Password in compmgmt.msc (which is probably the same as the above)
Now I know that since he is an administrator he can just undo anything I can put on there. But he most likely won't and isn't very tech savvy.
So any other ideas or thoughts?