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All I get in windows firewall is:

"For your security some setitngs are managed by your network administrator"

(I'm local admin)

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Well, you could unplug your computer physically from the network... Does the same thing ;p –  Journeyman Geek Apr 20 '12 at 9:47

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Just speak to whoever manages your group policies - why work around them when they're probably just a phone call and 5 minute chat away that will leave you with a fully supported solution rather than one you need to manage yourself.

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And working around the policies may get you more trouble that it's worth. It's a firing offence in many companies. –  John Gardeniers Apr 20 '12 at 8:42
    
Us techies get so tied up in fixing problems using technical means that we forget that many of these issues are better resolved by questioning requirements, negotiation and people/process changes. –  Chopper3 Apr 20 '12 at 8:52
    
Ah but the reason for this is that we tend play quite a lot of pranks on each other in our office. So I'd like to disable remote access to my PC. I won't get in any trouble. –  JoeNFU Apr 20 '12 at 9:17
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@user1165189 - please read our FAQ, this site is for professional sysadmins, not prankster - please use the site accordingly. –  Chopper3 Apr 20 '12 at 9:35
    
Yes but if you read my comment you will see that they are the pranksters not I –  JoeNFU Apr 20 '12 at 18:22

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