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How to keep domain admin password only accessible at the actual server

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I have a small 2012 Active Directory network with about 300 clients. I recently found out that going on any client as an administrator and doing a "net user administrator <new-password> /Domain" the servers and all of the other clients password were changed. I wish to restrict that so only accessing the server itself can this be done. I have looked in group policy under default domain policy and can't seem to find the specific policy that provides that. Help please.
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Why do you want to do that - what's the idea if I may ask?
Because only the domain admin himself can use that command in the first place.
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by:hatcherb1234
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I realize that. I just feel uncomfortable about it and I believe it is a stupid design to allow any client on the domain the ability to make such powerful changes as that just in case someone learns the domain password. I'm from the old school where physical security was part of the rule.
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I see. Well, if someone learned the password, the last thing he would do is change it, that would only arouse suspicions.

You cannot do anything about it since the ability to change a password is given anywhere.
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