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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    That is really weird and suggests that something is deeply wrong!

    It is possible to remove "domain admins" from the local administrators group but it's not something you'd normally want to do because it means you lose remote management etc

    If "domain admins" is a member of the local administrators group then I'm not sure why you can't manage it remotely but I would worry about that :-)

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    You could add a Startup script via a group policy that adds the domain admin to the local group. For example, here is how you'd do it with a batch file:

    net localgroup Administrators "Your_Domain\Domain Admins" /add

    You can also do this via Restricted groups using group policy. As I said before, we also use a startup script batch file to set the local Administrator password. In this way we can change it across the domain when we feel the need.

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    Well, thanks everyone - I finally managed to sort it out.
    I used the disk booting password cracker

    I have also managed to sort out the problem about no domain admin


    Probably good that I had this problem or I would not have known about the domain admin stuff!
    So, it's all good

    Thanks very much - panic over
    (I subdued the teaching hordes by bringing in home made cakes, which distracted them long enough for me to sort out the problem!)

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    @WITCH: You can also use that password cracker to scare people who think all their lovely pictures and MP3s are safely hidden because they have a Windows password :twisted:

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    you should not need that if you have admin rights as from the server you can scan and we run a script to take ownership of all files and folders. so getting those mp3s and bad files is easy.

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    I'll remember that

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    Quote Originally Posted by alonebfg
    you should not need that if you have admin rights as from the server you can scan and we run a script to take ownership of all files and folders. so getting those mp3s and bad files is easy.
    Ah... but for their home PCs :twisted:

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