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Move a user to a new OU and block the GPO of the OU so it is not applied to the user move Windows 2008 Active Directory

Posted on 2011-03-01
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I want to move a user to a new OU but want to block the GPO that is applied to the OU on this one user. How do I block an OU's GPO from being applied to a single user in the OU?
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Question by:lanman777
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by:TAWpower
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You would have to create a different OU for that user. You cannot block on a user just an OU. This is in keeping with best practices for GPOs.

Hope this helps.
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by:mnation1
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You'll have to create an OU inside of that one to do this.  Then create a new policy for the sub-OU and check the box to "block policy inheritance".

-mitch
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Hi Ian. GPOs have access control lists (ACLs) associated with them. This means you can use Security Filtering on the GPO to apply it to specific users or groups. Check here: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Group-Policy-Security-Filtering.html
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by:MarkieS
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You can also make use of WMI filtering similar to "thomasd04" suggestion.

Security and WMI filtering can provide a good granularity of targeting Group Policies

To do this with WMI filtering
Group Policy Management console - go to WMI filters
Create a filter and Edit it

   SELECT * FROM Win32_UserAccount where FullName <> "YourUserName"

Then apply this filter to your relevant Group policy

The Group Policy will be applied to everyone in the OU that is not "YourUserName"

cheers
Mark S
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