Restrict computers to specific user accounts in AD

Posted on 2006-05-27
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18

I'm familiar with the user account option to restrict use of the account to a list of named computers.

What I want to do is the opposite. For certain computers I only want certain accounts to have access.

E.g. User U1 can login to all computers, but user U2 can log into most computers not five of them.

I could do this by setting allowed workstations for every account but, apart from being a lot work, this seems a clumsy solution.

Is there a better way?

W2003 domain, XP Pro clients.


Question by:leonst

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imnajam earned 252 total points
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Hi leonst,

You may try grouping computers, may call it public (all workstation) and private(5 computers) when restricting /allowing users allow to log on to public group

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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 248 total points
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Almost all Group Policies have both positive and negative settings.  If you want the opposite, then just DENY permission to the list of users instead of GRANTING permission.


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You're both correct, although what I really wanted to know was exactly how to do it.

I found this article:


and worked out that the policy I wanted was Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Logon Locally.

By specifying one group for this it seems to work fine.

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