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Group Policy WMI Filter for User Field Value

Posted on 2011-02-14
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I need to filter a Group Policy that denies local logon to a specific group of users because there are certain users that must be in that group which I do not want the policy to be enforced upon.  The one variable that differentiates between the users is the "Company" field under the "Organization" tab in the A.D. profiles.  The ones that I want the policy to be enforced upon MUST have "Student" in that field.  Anything else results in the policy being ignored.  I know how to pull that field through a full-blown script, but WMI Filters can't be a full script.  They have to be a direct output of a WMI Class's values.  Please help.  Thank you in advance.
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by:laughelemental
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Hello

You do not need any WMI filterto do that. It's achieved via Group Policy security settings/ Make desired permissions to apply that GP only to specific user (or computer) group
see http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Group-Policy-Security-Filtering.html
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by:Infinetwork
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There are too many users to add them individually, since you can't add the ones NOT to apply the policy to (you can only list who you DO want it applied to). And, as I said, there are users in the group that I don't want the policy applied to (so, I can't apply it to the group). Also, just so you know, this is an auto-generated group, so making a new group through the system that created this group would not be an option as I would run into the same problem at some point all over again. One more thing: manually moving around users/groups is not an option as the groups would be in constant change and it would be too much overhead. That's why it needs to be a WMI filter - so that it only let's the policy work when certain criteria is met.
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since you can't add the ones NOT to apply the policy to (you can only list who you DO want it applied to)

you CAN do that by setting DENY flag in security.
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by:Infinetwork
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Thanks.  Sometimes I forget the obvious and basic answers.
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