document updated 14 years ago, on Oct 22, 2008This is evil, but there are various things that can sometimes be used to get around the security on locked-down public machines.
- BIOS password removers/crackers (allows you to boot into other media, provided you can run one of these programs)
- offline Windows password or registory editors (allows you to remove restrictive Group Policy settings, provided you can boot into other media)
- circumventing Group Policy
- Mark Russinovich's post (gpdisable is still available) (and a clone here)
- physically yank the hard drive, stick it inside a USB enclosure, plug it into a laptop, use the above offline editing tools on it, and then put the drive back in the machine