restrict ability to change computer name

Dell Optiplex 380 desktop computer - int...
August 23, 2010 at 06:24:17
Specs: windows Xp
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Need your assistance how to restrict the ability to change the computer name in windows....or tools,software can disable from changing.

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August 23, 2010 at 08:34:45
Take the administrative privileges away from the user account. If they are an administrator, they are going to be able to change the name. However limited and power users cannot change the computer name.

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August 23, 2010 at 08:48:51
By design all members of the administrators group have full control of the computer, including changing it's name. Unless the computer is a member of a domain you cannot restrict a local administrator's rights. Any attempt to do so can be evaded.

The only way to do what you want is to remove the users from the administrators group.

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