[gptalk] Re: Adding an account to a local group

  • From: "Jason B. Halladay" <jason@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 08:41:28 -0600

Hi Jamie,
I am one of those that believe Restricted Groups doesn't just "add" an account to the local administrators group without removing any other members. Can you explain (or point me to a reference on) how to use "restricted groups" to simply add another member without removing any members? We most commonly use group policy to run a startup script that adds members to the local administrators group. This works well but if using the restricted groups policy would work, that would be one less script we'd have to maintain.

On 6/13/08 7:58 AM, Nelson, Jamie wrote:

You can do this with Restricted Groups policy. Normally people think of it as only able to mirror the membership listed (I was one of them), but you can actually use it to "add" a member without removing any of the existing ones.

Other options would be to use a computer startup script, or the GPP extensions. GPP doesn't REQUIRE 2008 Server to work; you just have to have it or Vista SP1 (with RSAT pack) from which to create/edit GPOs utilizing those extensions.

*Jamie Nelson* | Infrastructure Consultant | BI&T Operations | Devon Energy | Work: 405.552.8054 | http://www.dvn.com <http://www.dvn.com/>

*From:* gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Jonathan Finkbiner
*Sent:* Friday, June 13, 2008 7:21 AM
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*Subject:* [gptalk] Adding an account to a local group

I would like to add an account to the local administrators group on an OU. I've been browsing through Computer Configuration options and I don't see anything promising. Does anyone one have a suggestion?

No, I do not have the ability to use server 2008 options. J

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