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#1 wishmakingfairy

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 10:59 AM

I have a machine that a company just wanted a new user created on and also have the updates for, it was in a domain and still has most the policies in place. One being the ability to adjust settings in the windows update area.

 

Is there any quick way to revert any policy changes, or just changes in general that were applied while this computer was in the domain? Its no longer going to be in a domain and just act as a machine to access their work machines while at another office that does not have a domain.

 

I just essentially want to get it back to its normal defaults and set it up with the usual protection and their rdp shortcuts.

 

I've read about the gpedit option, nothing is changed or set, its all defaults


Edited by wishmakingfairy, 14 November 2014 - 11:02 AM.

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 01:05 PM

Hi

Extended support for Windows Vista ends: April 11, 2017

 

You did not specify the flavor of Windows Vista. If it is anything other than Windows Vista Ultimate, gpedit is pretty much a shot in the dark. (Believe me I have tried many of the solutions unsuccessfully).

 

Firstly... I would offer them the opportunity to update the OS.

Considering the cost of Windows 7...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=306&cm_re=software-_-Spot%2001-_-OS

Professional With Service Pack 1 - 64-bit $119.99
Home Premium OS 64bit $99.99
Home Premium OS 32bit $89.99

I would highly recommend that you offer them Windows 7.

The company has put faith in you, to set them straight and offer the best solutions. You will have a returning customer for years to come.

 

 

Best of luck and Please keep BC posted!



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Posted 14 November 2014 - 03:34 PM

The machines are vista business, however... since I last posted, my manager got them to just transfer all their personal folders, pst, and qbb files to an external drive. I used one of those key retreival programs and just reloaded vista with their same key.. Im surprised he was able to convince them :P They're part of a handful of businesses in our area that are impossible to get to upgrade and or reload. This machine as well as the others will remain active until their hard drives completely give out. They still have windows xp machines with 512mb of ram that they use quickbooks on. You can say an even mention good simple office machines and all the best bang for your buck options and they just will not change a thing until it absolutely gives out. Oh well...

 

If anyone does have any idea how to do this incase I run into a business that won't even accept a re-installaion, please let me know.


Edited by wishmakingfairy, 14 November 2014 - 03:52 PM.

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