I have created a VM for Win XP which is running now in a Win 8 host system using Hyper-V.
This Win XP VM was initially connected to the my company's domain but now disconnected and is part of the workgroup. But it seems some of the old group policies are still being applied in some way in this VM.
The test user (local user on the VM) we use for this VM keeps losing Admin rights every now and then and I have to login as the local Administrator everytime to enable the admin rights again. We have a scenario like this in 5 VMs and I can't keep on logging in to all the PCs when this issue arises (I am managing the VMs and others in my team use them).
So, I would like to know if there is a single point in Windows XP where we can disable any domain group policy completely as I am not sure why the user keeps losing admin rights eventhough the system is in Workgroup. Does corporate network admins even control the ones that are not in domain ?
I know some obvious answers like contacting the IT team etc. which I am sure will take weeks in the current situation due to policy, rules etc. I need a self-solve kind of a solution. Please suggest me a way forward.