Third party program restricting XP Admin changes
Posted on 2014-04-11
I'm working to assist a non-profit with their IT issues. If you could provide any advice or guidance on the issue below I would greatly appreciate it.
Their office has several Windows XP workstations. Their is no domain or any Windows Server. The computers are "locked down" using a third party program of some sort (as best as I can tell). Employees have no knowledge of this program and I can't find anything to identify it. The previous IT tech left no notes or documentation, and he is unreachable.
Obviously the inability to make config changes and perform tasks is crippling my ability to help them with various issues. Outside of re-imaging all the machines (which, as I'm volunteering I do not really have the time to do), is there anything that you think I can do to work around this and restore admin rights?