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I am a developer in need of doing some temporal unit testing on my local XP box. I am local admin but there is a group policy enforced centrally that prohibits changing local time (a severe case of managment treating in-house devs same as every other user in the company).

I wonder if there is a way to bypass the group policy using my admin privileges and get the job done.

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Roll out a VM and test it within the VM ? –  Sathya Jan 5 '11 at 17:40
If your local profile is stored on the machine, you could try pulling the network cable and restart (just log on locally). –  Breakthrough Jan 6 '11 at 20:15

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