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

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 15:00:42 -0700

You could use the local GPO for the local user account. It should apply just
fine. Populating the local GPO can be done remotely using gpeditor, assuming
you don't have to do it across many machines. If you do, then you can copy
the various parts of the GP settings from the domain-based GPO to do this.

Darren

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Matt Cross
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 2:48 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Applying GPO to a Local User Account

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
> ________________________________________
> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Matt Cross [mrforklift@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 02:30 PM
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 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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> Matt Cross, MCSE: Messaging
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