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Locking down Windows NT 4.0

How can I lock down an NT 4 WorkStation so that the students I deal with cannot install/delete/trash the machines?

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Go to and They have good resources. You should also go to, yes, *that* NSA. They have a marvelous set of resources on securing Windows 2000, which is just NT 5, so most of what is there is applicable. While you're at it, look at They are running a series of articles on hardening Win2K, as well as a whole section on NT. A couple hours reading should help clear your mind.

As I understand your goal, you want to set up some default, non-privileged users, and make it so these people can't install or delete the important areas that aren't there. I don't know if you want individual users or non-privileged group accounts, but this is what you want to look at.

This was first published in July 2001

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