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On NT4.0 how do you get rid ratings passwordsod the oassword In MSIE


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05-29-02, 09:49 PM   #1  
On NT4.0 how do you get rid ratings password put to keep MSIE.

There's this computer, and it only goes to one internet page to get e-mail thru outlook . We don't know the ratings password that some unauthorized person put there.How do you delete the registry key. Any comments?


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05-30-02, 05:17 PM   #2  
It should be under tools -> Internet Options and then under the Content tab should be Content Advisor. Turn that off. However, this computer may have a locked down version of IE in which case if you not the system administrator there ain't nuthin you can do about it.

 
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05-31-02, 04:54 PM   #3  
I should have elaborated a little better. We need it for Outlook mail only and someone put a password in there that blocks everything. I talked to one of our so called system administrators and she said she will re-image the computer when she finds out how. I remember there was an easier way of doing it and I think it was posted here.

 
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06-01-02, 07:00 PM   #4  
Well, NT was developed to give you more security. Hence, if you don't remember the password you can't get to the stuff. Ever. I think you might have to wait until the machine can be reimaged.

The only other ways I know are to uninstall the offending application, delete the folder, reboot and reinstall. The other way is to delete the password file associated with the application and hope it recreates it with an empty one. One other long shot, go to run and type "poledit" which may or may not be on that machine. (it is on the CD in one of the tools folders) There may be a setting in there that's locking down IE.

 
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06-02-02, 10:05 PM   #5  
Assuming you know the local administrator password, just uninstall/reinstall Outlook and go from there.

 
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06-07-02, 02:28 PM   #6  
These computers are shared with about 25 people and somebody thought they would be cute and password protect it. The security features obviously go both ways. Because somebody who was not the SA put the password there. The SA is in name only, she doesn't know too much about her adminstrative job. Although, we are in the business of manufacturing, not computer science. I'll see what I can do with what you've informed me with though. Thanks for the help.

 
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06-07-02, 08:46 PM   #7  
Are the 25 people using one log in account or does each one have there own NT account? IE and Outlook are usually NT aware so what affects on NT account has no bearing on another. If everyone uses the same account just create a new one and see if that clears up your problem.

 
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06-09-02, 03:58 PM   #8  
Both. There's a generic log on for everyone and each individual has their own as well. Both can be used to log on, but as a workstation, we should log on as the generic, because everyone is using it. That may have been the problem, because I checked last night and everything was fine. That would explain a lot on the other matters we've had problems with.
The whole plant is on NT, except the administrators, they are on Win98. Is this to allow greater access and control of the network?

 
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The whole plant is on NT, except the administrators, they are on Win98. Is this to allow greater access and control of the network?

Nope, its because someone doesn't trust their IT department but they trust the costodial staff and security people. There is an administrative backdoor in all NT systems which could allow a sys admin to browse your hard drive without you knowing it. That administrative share does not exist in 9x. However, the problem is that anyone who can get into your office can log into your 9x machine just by hitting the cancel button twice.

There are ways to secure the NT environment from prying IT eyes but you would have to educate the administrators to manage IT accounts or hire outside security consultants who could care less what's on a managers hard drive.

 
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