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Hello,

i'm working on an XP laptop, that was removed from a domain.
it works fine, but seems to have restrictions installed, maybe via GPO ?
if so, can i inspect - remove - or change these back?

i would prefer not to do a fresh install, and i know how to do a repair (i know i can do that, so these will not be considered an answer)

thanks for any info
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by:aadih
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You could download the "Policy Setting Reference Spreadsheet for XP" and then change the appropriate registry entries corresponding to your restrictions. Here is one direct link:

www.willharper.com/documents/windows-xp-group-policy-settings.xls >

or you could use Google to find and download from other locations.
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Was the machine removed from the domain, from the domain options? This would be either from Active Directory or from the machine's System Properties > Computer Name options.

If you are comfortable with the registry, you can run a registry backup and then delete the following through regedit:

HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft Key
DHKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft Key
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects Key
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policiess Key

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Exit and restart the PC.

Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly.  For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it.
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by:nobus
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i selected the local profile, and removed the password from it. That's all.
i suppose the settings are stored in these reg keys? i'm familiar with registry work, but don't know all details.
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by:Adam Leinss
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In addition to ThinkSpace's comments, check out http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222
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by:nobus
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adam, thanks for the article; but , if i dont know what settigns were altered, is there not a unique place i can find them, and change them if needed?

thinkspace solutions, what would this registry change do?  reset ALL changes (thats what i want), or only some?
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by:Adam Leinss
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That changes them to the way they come from Microsoft.  Changes may or may not have come from a GPO...you can try using ProcMon (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx) during a blocking operation and see if any results come up as ACCESS DENIED.
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by:Steven Harris
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As Adam stated, this should reset it back to default Microsoft settings.
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thanks all !
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