[gptalk] Re: Add user to local administrators group

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 08:50:03 -0700

Thorbjorn is correct here. The challenge comes when you want to add a
specific user on each machine?s local administrator group. That?s when
Restricted Groups policy breaks down.  In that case, the scripts that Jamie
pointed to are your best bet.




From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Thorbjörn Sjövold
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:44 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Add user to local administrators group


Actually it is both possible to both mirror and add, the latter is done
using the  ?This group is a member of:? part of the Restricted Groups
settings, but you have to select the groups in ?reverse? order, i.e. first
the group you want to add and then where you want it, while in the normal
case you select the group to manage and then who should be in it.


So if you for example want to have Domains Admins added to the local
Administrators group, you select Add Group? in the Restricted Groups node,
then select Domain Admins from your domain and in the ?This group is a
member of:? you select the Administrators group. Remember to select the
local computer in the Object Picker when you browse for the local group.



Thorbjörn Sjövold

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF
Sent: den 12 juni 2007 16:22
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Add user to local administrators group


Well, restricted groups policy can?t just ?add? someone to a group. Your
local groups will mirror what is specified in the GPO. In some cases this is
really handy because you may only want specific users/groups in there and
Restricted Groups policy will remove any user/group that is not explicitly


However, in your case, you only want to add someone, so you will probably
need to make that change using a computer startup script.


The following link has some VBScript samples that should give you a good






Jamie R Nelson
Systems Engineer
Ingenium Corporation


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Johnson, Matthew
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 9:04 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Add user to local administrators group


Can I use a GPO to add a user to the local administrators group on all our
pc?s in our domain?


I looked at the Restricted groups setting but I don?t know if this will
work.  We have a windows 2000 domain.


Thanks for any help,

Matthew Johnson

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