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Installation of software on distributed laptops

We have company issued laptops distributed to our employees. Most employees keep these at home for working remotely. We want to install some remote management software on the machines, but the users ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2, how to define local administrator on each machine?

I need to get a little help in tuning my Active Directory. I would like to be able to give the right of 'local administrator' to a group of users already defined in AD. This is in order not to have to ...
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Remove local accounts but leave domain accounts in local administrators?

I'm trying to rename the local administrator account on all the PCs in a 2003 domain. The GP I have that uses GPP to rename the local administrator seems to work. However the problem I'm having is ...
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Is it possible to add a local user to the admins group through group policy?

I'd like to have a local user in the admins group for when the computer isn't connected to the domain. Currently I use a start up script to create the user and add it to the admins group. Is there a ...
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Change local time on XP box - local admin but group policy restricts time change

I am a developer in need of doing some temporal unit testing on my local XP box. I am local admin but there is a group policy enforced centrally that prohibits changing local time (a severe case of ...
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How do you lock down workstations and still support legacy applications that require local administrator rights?

I know we all struggle to strike a balance between keeping our user's workstations locked down but still usable. I have a real problem with one client whose users are constantly installing toolbars, ...