[gptalk] Re: Applying GPO to a Local User Account

  • From: Matt Cross <mrforklift@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2008 17:47:36 -0400

I am hoping to avoid the registry import method, but am prepared to deal with it if it is the only way...


The business case is that the local account is a fail-safe for when the person is in the field and their cached domain account is not letting them log in. I have no control over changing this requirement, despite my objections. Since the person in the field could log in as either account (although some features will be unavailable if not logged into to cached domain account), the environment must be the same regardless of the account. A lot of the restrictions are located in the User side of the GPO.

Omar Droubi wrote:
What exactly are you trying to accomplish/lockdown for that user?

you may be able to get some benefit from GPO using the computer side of the 
house and you may also be able to restrict some settings using mandatory user 
profiles.

What is the business need for a local account opposed to a single domain 
account- is it a problem with an application that can only work with local 
accounts?

Since many of the user group policy settings get applied in the registry- you 
may be able to get the GPO functionality to get imported with a registry import 
script that runs when the user logs on._ just a thought.


Omar Droubi
omar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
650-726-0300
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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Matt Cross [mrforklift@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 02:30 PM
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Subject: [gptalk] Applying GPO to a Local User Account

I have the following environment:

Windows 2003 Forest
Windows XP SP3

I have created a GPO to apply to a specific group in the domain and
removed Authenticated Users from the security filter.  The policy works
perfectly for any situation involving a domain account logging into the
XP client; however, only the Computer side of the GPO applies when
logging in with client-local account.

There is a business need for the one local account to exist on the
client and have the same lockdowns applied.  Is there a way to apply the
GPO to a local account?

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