Can I remove end users admin rights through group policy

I have users in my domain, who in the past enjoyed local admin rights on their PCs and laptops, this was more a political than technical choice. I would like to be able to use group policy to prevent or remove local admin rights on their machines. Does anyone know how this can be done?
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

if those are domain users simply from my computer management console access the required machine change the admin password or if the domain user is part of local admin the remove that as well...
You could enforce a Restricted Group policy:

You should offcourse test this in a small scale to start with.



Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
You can do this by using a restricted group. if you do this then it it can be used to force certian users (such as domain admins) into the Local Admins group and at the sdame time remove other users.
For example:

At the Domain, create and link a group policy that configures Domain Admin as a Restricted Group and under the option "This group is a member of...", add "Administrators" (local administrators)

Run gpupate/force to update the policy

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
OS Security

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.