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How do I add a user group to the remote desktop users group on all the PCs at my office without manually logging into each computer and adding the group?

How do I add a user group to the remote desktop users group on all the PCs at my office without manually logging into each computer and adding the group?

I have a usergroup in Active Directory called AllStaff which includes all employees.  I know that I can log into a machine as the administrator, right click on my computer, go to manage, click on users & groups, click on groups, then double click on the Remote Desktop users group and add the AllStaff group.

Is there a way to automatically perform the above mentioned action on all the computers in the company?
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nbuonan
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Sid_FCommented:
This will do it using group policy, you don't mention what OS your on. The link is for 2008R2 and 2011sbs
http://www.seanlabrie.com/2011/use-group-policy-to-enable-remote-desktop-connection-on-a-group-of-pcs/
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itguy565Commented:
This link should allow you to create a GPO to add a security group you create to a built-in group across all your workstations.

You will need to create a Restricted Group's policy GPO object

Create a security Group called "AllStaff"

create a GPO object named Remote Desktop Users
Navigate to ComputerConfiguration-> Windows Settings->Security Settings->Restricted Groups

RightClick on Restricted Groups and choose "add Group"

Browse to the "AllStaff" group you created and click ok.

A box will come up with two sections, the first is 'Members of this group" and the 2nd is "This group is a member of" ignore box one.

In box 2 enter the Remote Desktop Users


If you need an example here is a site that shows you how to do it with the Builtin\Adminsitrators group..

http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog/?p=13






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itguy565Commented:
CUDOS Sid.. You beat me to it  by 2 Minutes :P
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nbuonanAuthor Commented:
Excellent answer.  Just what I was looking for
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