[gptalk] Re: User Hive settings set during logon....

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie R" <Jamie.Nelson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:22:50 -0500

You might be able to do something like that by querying
Win32_Environment and looking at the %LOGONSERVER% variable. You
wouldn't directly be able to get the site name, but you check and see
which DC they are authenticated to.

 

SELECT * FROM Win32_Environment WHERE Name = "LOGONSERVER" AND
(VariableValue = "DC1" OR VariableValue="DC2")

 

Something like that may work for you.

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Smith, Brad 
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 12:05 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: User Hive settings set during logon....

 

What I want to achieve is to enable LCS Video conferencing for a limited
group of users (simple enough application of security filtering) but
only when they are authenticated to a site from a list of appropriate
sites.  So the logic would be:

 

if the user is in "Enable LCS Group"  <-- Handled by security filtering

 

AND the user has logged into "Site_Permitted_For_LCS_Video" <- Handled
by vbscript

 

then enable it, <- Here lies the problem, as the user doesn't have
permission to this key (quite rightfully so I agree)

 

Else

 

leave it as it is.

 

The perfect solution would be to evaluate the site via WQL and filter
the GPO on that, is getting the site name back from a WQL query
possible? 

________________________________

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: 11 March 2008 16:49
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: User Hive settings set during logon....

Right. That's on purpose! Users should not be able to modify their
policy settings, otherwise Group Policy would be fairly useless J

I'm curious why you want users to be able to modify these settings?

Darren

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Smith, Brad 
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 9:21 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: User Hive settings set during logon....

I would of thought so too, and thought this task would be a no brainer,
check HCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator on a XP SP2 build, it
is definitely set to read only for the user.

________________________________

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie R
Sent: 11 March 2008 15:54
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: User Hive settings set during logon....






That doesn't sound right. If it is in HKCU the user should (by default)
be able to modify it.

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Smith, Brad 
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 10:49 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] User Hive settings set during logon....

All, 

Is there a way to configure permissions on registry key in the HKCU
hive?  I want to run a startup script that modifies a key in this hive
from the user portion of the GPO, but the user only has read only access
to it by default. Any ideas?

TIA, 

Brad 

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