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Re: Spying in a corporate environment
From: Col <colweb () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 16:19:51 +0000

On Nov 23, 2007 3:08 PM, Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers
<bugtraq () planetcobalt net> wrote:

However, while being logged into the local machine instead of the domain
domain policies are not re-applied. An administrator can now manually
change/remove those policies. At least AFAICS. Someone correct me if I'm

Ansgar Wiechers

Administrators can always access the registry and update whatever they
like, getting the settings re-applied by GPO the next time it runs
(every 90 mins or so). I'm pretty sure the GUI doesn't let you do what
you describe, in fact I just logged into my desktop as local admin and
I cannot edit the WSUS or Firewall rules as they are controlled by

Of course there is a registry key to stop all GPO processing on a
client - this includes password policy, complex passwords the lot...

None of this is a big problem, as long as our users are not technical! :)

I have enough information to go looking for a tool, in fact I have
someone writing something for me that will address the USB memory
stick question, the others are covered by the 5 different tools I've
had recommended on this list.

Thanks for all the replies, I'm well aware of the issues we face
because the CIO wants everyone to have admin rights its a daily
discussion in our office :)


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