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Force Logon To Workstaion field to be populated

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We have an interesting problem.  Basically what i need to do is limit what computers a user will logon to.  If you open up a user AD account and click on the account tab you'll see the Logon To button.  in there, you can specify which computers a user is allowed to logon to.  By default, it's set to "ALL Comptuers".  What I want to do is set it to "The following computeres".  More specifically, I want this requirement to only be placed on a certain ou.  So anytime a user is created in the specified OU, the logon to check box is defaulted to "the following computer".  Any idea how to do this?

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tigermattSite Reliability Engineer
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The Log On To box is really just for configuring single users rather than entire OUs. For entire OUs, you can use Group Policy - use the policies in Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Local Policies, User Rights Assignment. You'll want to look at Allow log on locally.

Bear in mind that because it is a computer-specific policy you will need to link the GPO to COMPUTER accounts, then use security filtering to restrict it to just one group of users.

-tigermatt

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Doesn't look like what i want can be done.  Closing this questions.  

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Doesn't appear that what i want to do can be done.
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It can be done. Use the Group Policy approach which I suggested; it wouldn't be for an entire OU, instead it would be for a security group containing the users you want to lock down.

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We are under compliance to be able to audit 1 computer per user.  If we did it your way, then all users in that security group would have admin rights to all computers in that OU.  What i invesioned was when a tech created an AD account that they be forced to populate the users computer with it.  

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Thanks, esbfern!
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