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Can Group Policy be used to change local user permissions?

In this network security Ask the Expert Q&A, Mike Chapple reveals how to deploy a script and use Group Policy to change local user permissions.

Is there a script that can be deployed through Group Policy that can change local user permissions on a workstation? For example, I want to change user1 from having local admin rights to having the settings of a power user.
Yes, you certainly can write a script to perform this function. You should use Group Policy to change a user's membership in local groups.

If you'd like some help writing your script, the white paper Using Group Policy for Enterprise Desktop Management...

provides a good start.


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  • This was last published in October 2006

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