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Limit workstation to a single user.

Posted on 2011-02-28
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Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time out to address my question. Your time and expertise is greatly appreciated.

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Server runs SBS 2008 Standard
Domain network w/ 16 wks.

I just finished setting up a new pc on the domain. I want to limit that wks to only one user. Where as no other user but one is able to logon.

I did find this setting in AD users & computers, but i would mean that i would have to add each pc manually for each user. A very mundane and time consuming process.
I'm almost certain that there has to be an easier way to accomplish this.




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by:snusgubben
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By doing that you say: EHawileh can only log on to the computer named STAT01PC.
Every other domain user can log on to it.

It would be better to remove domain users from the local user group on the computer, and add EHawileh to the local user group.
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by:loshdog
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Hello and thank you for your input.

Just so that i understand this correctly.
New pc is STAT20PC. I want EHawileh to be the only user allowed to logon to this machine.
The best way to do this is from the workstation itself by removing the local users or domain users from the list and allow only EHawileh to connect?

I think i got this right???  :)
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That should do it. Remove the "domain\domain users" group from the local user group on the computer, and add EHawileh to the local user group.

(or local admin group if he should be a local admin on the computer)
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by:snusgubben
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* You can also use Restricted Groups, but I think that is overkill for this task...
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by:loshdog
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I just implemented your solution and it worked like a charm.

Thank you very much.... :)
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