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how to add domain users to the local power users group through group policy??

Posted on 2008-06-13
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i have about 700 domain users that i need to add to the power users group on their local machines.  how do i add the domain users group to the power users group on the local machines without having to go to every machine??

can i write a batch file??  if so how??
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by:JillofallTradesMistressofNone
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Take a look at this info about net localgroup:
http://207.46.196.114/windowsserver/en/library/bbc58f6d-5283-4da2-9fc4-703503803fbd1033.mspx?mfr=true

and this: http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-2413
REM Adding a user to a local group

net localgroup MyGroup john /add


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by:amoos
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awesome links but it looks like i have to go to every machine to run these commands.  is there a way to do it through group policy or create a custom batch file for my users to run from a share??

i have 700 users and i can't go to every machine.  can you think of anyway to do it through group policy??
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by:amoos
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perfect.  just what i was looking for.  you are a life saver, thank you
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by:fhmc
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thx amoos, I'm glad I could assist.  that said, I can only take credit for locating the answer.  I bookmarked that link for myself as well.    ;-}
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