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How do you do....it? Thread, Allow non-administrator accounts to unlock a pc in Technical; why not setup a new ou with a GPO stoping the students from locking the computers. Then when user name ...
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    Re: Allow non-administrator accounts to unlock a pc

    why not setup a new ou with a GPO stoping the students from locking the computers. Then when user name "a" leaves the computer locked move them into that OU so they can't do it again. This way your responsible students (I think If met one or two) still have the abbility and thouse that abuse it don't. If the teachers complain ask them to come up with a better solution :twisted:

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    Re: Allow non-administrator accounts to unlock a pc

    What happens if you create a local administrator account specifially for unlocking user accounts, and set it to deny logon locally? Would it still allow it to be used for unlocking the computer?

    Failing that, you need to be explaining to management that only administrators can unlock computers, and that if it's a problem, their complaints should be directed at Microsoft. Then ask for a decision - either you disipline students who abuse the 'lock computer' feature, and have admins unlock computers, or you disable the 'lock computer' altogether.

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    Re: Allow non-administrator accounts to unlock a pc

    You can lock out an administrator but the account can take the rights back again - it has built in permissions in the ACLs that overide all sorts of restrictions, so non priv. account uses run as citing the 'special' admin account to grant prvalidges and away you go.

    Sadly we het the problem, although we have the students set up to be not able to lock workstations in their GPO settings, the lock button on Logitech keyboards (and probably others) overides the setting Doh!

    The kids in our school hit reset so often to 'log out' that we are normally only asked to unlock machines in the room next to us so the problem is self limiting in our environment (until next years roll out when I am going to have all the reset buttons disconnected :-) )

    There is a custom GINA floating around the web that has been modified to to remove the lock functionality all together but that has always seemed a bit to much like open heart surgery for my liking - it may suit your needs though.

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