DIsable local disk access from user/admins in Active Directory

Hi Experts,

My network is windows 2012 Server Active Directory environment and all clients are Windows 7 and some Windows 8.1 machines.
I need restrict my admin users access to local hard disks in accounts machines. example \\\c$

How do I control this situation ?
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Ben HartCommented:
I think we need more info.. First off what are you trying to accomplish? Active Directory has nothing to do with this except for possibly pushing out the changes or calling a powershell script from a GPO.  A local administrator, by design, is just that.. an administrator able to touch everything in a pc.  Are you wanting to only allow local admins access to C: and no other local drives?
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You need to use Registry Entries to disable administrative shares on local machines. So the solution would be to do the following...
- create a GPO using Group Policy Preferences
- Set the Registry values for the admin shares you want to disable, in the GPO
- Link the GPO to the OU where your computers/servers reside

Here is the link for Registry Admin Shares.



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Ben HartCommented:
How you garnered what he was asking from that horribly worded question I will never know. Hat's off to you sir.
Shakthi777Author Commented:
Resolved !
Be aware that admins can undo that at any time.
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