JSI Tip 9323. A local administrator can circumvent your group policy settings?

NOTE: See tip 9228 » Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1.

The Sysinternals Circumventing Group Policy Settings page begins with:

Group policy settings are an integral part of any Windows-based IT environment. If you’re a network administrator you use them to enforce corporate security and desktop management policy, and if you’re a user you’ve almost certainly been frustrated by the limitations imposed by those policies. Regardless of which you are, you should be aware that if the users in your network belong to the local administrator’s group they can get around policies any time they want.



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