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#9 - 1999-05-24 08:57 AM Protection problem in NT??
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For 2 days I have been trying to find the protection that allows my script to change a registry setting, and works for me, as administrator, but not for users. I have reset protections for the key, subkey, hive, etc. and every file that it might write to that I can think of but when I check the protection for users for that key (i.e., PROFILES under hkey current user/software/windows/current version/
it is still READ ONLY. All I want to do is turn off display editing on the control panel on the workstations for all users and they wander all about the lab!! I am using NT 4.0...WHAT AM I MISSING??????????
Thanks--need help soon!!

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#10 - 1999-05-26 04:01 PM Re: Protection problem in NT??
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So, you want to prevent the users from changing display settings?

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#11 - 1999-05-26 04:55 PM Re: Protection problem in NT??
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Yes, and I am sure there is another way (i.e., some generic policy I have to learn how to use) and I know I can do it from policy editor while the user is logged in but that's not any way to do it...I'm sort of in a hurry to get it working and protected...and very new to NT. The script seemed so perfect...

Thanks for any help in advance!

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#12 - 1999-05-27 02:19 PM Re: Protection problem in NT??
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Yeah, unfortunately I think the best way to secure it is to go in and use the NT profiles on the client's NT box.
IF you can find the registry entry that corresponds, then Kix would do it. But you know that already.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful

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Tony Reno
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#13 - 2001-07-24 04:48 PM Re: Protection problem in NT??
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Sorry this post is not Kix-centric. You have a few options.

1. Use something like Fortres to lock down the lab (search for another post on this forum).

2. Use local policies, but you already know this one.

3. Customise the .default user hive that everyone inherits.

For option 3 (Don't try this at home!):

Don't know if this will help. Depends how far along you are with deployment. It only works with local profiles and involves blowing away all the profiles (except those you don't want to lock down.

You simply setup a special temporary default user with local admin rights. Logon as that user and set all your preferences, including reg hacks, etc. Backup the existing Default User profile, then logon as administrator and from My Computer | Properties | User Profiles, Copy To... this special user profile to where Default User is.

Now every new user will inherit this 'special' default user. The key word is 'new'. You need to blow away their existing profile. If you have a lot of users drifting through your lab, you probably already do cleanup of the profiles.

Personally, I use a combination of all three options.

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#14 - 2001-07-24 04:53 PM Re: Protection problem in NT??
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Les,

did you notice that this thread is dead since over 2 Years ???

J.

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#15 - 2001-07-24 05:06 PM Re: Protection problem in NT??
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Sorry dudes, I dragged it out of it's grave by accident...
Don't worry I washed my hands afterwards!

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#16 - 2001-07-24 05:11 PM Re: Protection problem in NT??
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heh. jpols, isn't it important to help anyways
even thou the person wanting help might be in graveyard too!
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#17 - 2001-07-24 05:16 PM Re: Protection problem in NT??
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JPOLS,
Yuks! Newby mistake. Not paying attention. Won't happen again. Going to go wash my hands now...
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