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My school "hides" the c-drive so that it doesn't show up in My Computer (which you can do with TweakUI.exe). 

All you need to do to gain access to is to

1:  Start > All Programs > And Double Click any of the program folders.

this should bring up an explorer box somewhere in "c:/documents and settings/all users/start menu/all programs/random program folder"

2: Hit the "Up" button to go to the directory that contains the current directory.

3: Repeat step 2 until you are in the" c:" drive

4: Feel Free to browse the "c:" drive, you shouldn't have any problem accessing the Windows directory  either since you need to have at least read access to the windows directory to execute most programs

Something Else Thats Neat.... even if the admin did block the cmd.exe they may not have blocked the command.com which is more or less the same thing.  Mine even allowed me to reset the local Admin password for the computer.

Once Again....Physical Access to a box means that its pwned....

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...Something Else Thats Neat.... even if the admin did block the cmd.exe they may not have blocked the command.com which is more or less the same thing.  Mine even allowed me to reset the local Admin password for the computer...

How exactly did u do that?

I didn't know there as a command to reset local admin password :O

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How exactly did u do that?

I didn't know there as a command to reset local admin password :O

The only way i can think of is

NET USER administrator *

But don't you need to have local admin privileges already?

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the admin at my school really doesn't know much about computers at all. 

for the longest time i was able to get to the root of one of the schools servers and change stuff on the website and what not.

i used the "net user administrator *"  and it didn't give me a "access denied" for w/e reason

even "control userpasswords2" will work

the way the security policy seems to work is that you can type in the adress of a folder that we can't have access to, or use a short-cut to it.  But any other way will work.

and sadly all we have at our school is IE6 for some reason.  no firefox except on a handfull of computers that people somehow installed it onto.

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My school "hides" the c-drive so that it doesn't show up in My Computer (which you can do with TweakUI.exe). 

All you need to do to gain access to is to

1:  Start > All Programs > And Double Click any of the program folders.

this should bring up an explorer box somewhere in "c:/documents and settings/all users/start menu/all programs/random program folder"

2: Hit the "Up" button to go to the directory that contains the current directory.

3: Repeat step 2 until you are in the" c:" drive

4: Feel Free to browse the "c:" drive, you shouldn't have any problem accessing the Windows directory  either since you need to have at least read access to the windows directory to execute most programs

Something Else Thats Neat.... even if the admin did block the cmd.exe they may not have blocked the command.com which is more or less the same thing.  Mine even allowed me to reset the local Admin password for the computer.

Once Again....Physical Access to a box means that its pwned....

I found this on my school as well... Something else which works is just rightbutton clicking on Start, then Explore. Then just go to C: in the left panel.

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