Re: Security for remote users
If you're worried about data security then you should be applying some kind of disk encryption. bit locker (the windows one) should be fine. just be sure to make sure that you keep copies of the encryption keys in case anything goes wrong with the hardware so that you can recover data.
as for people randomly removing passwords etc.
pick the person you like least and have them fired for serious breach of company policies. then you'll find that most people will put the passwords back on...
alternatively, keep the administrator account for your own use.
then set people up on the machine as users with their own logins etc, use the local policy editor to set restrictions on the password (e.g. password must exist and must meet complexity requirements.
Then make those users power users, so that they should have rights to do most things.
if you could stand the pain of doing it, I'd really recommend a domain though, it'll give you much greater control, and really you only need (in the smallest of small set-ups) and old PC running the server software then you can do things like upgrade all the software automatically, set encryption on all machines at once, set password policies etc...
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