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Group Policy:  add user to existing group

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Hi All,

How do i add a user to existing local admin group without overwriting what is currently their or set by other group policies.

This is in a Windows 2008 domain.
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You can use restricted groups for this   and Florian has a great blog entry

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

I'd personally create a group and put the user in the group and add the group.  That way in the future if you need another use to have this right you just add them to the group.

They key to your question is "without overwriting"

Florian explains it but make sure to use the bottom box "This group is member of”

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Mike

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There is already a group policy higher up (closer to the top) that sets the local admins for all servers.  I dont want to add my user to that group policy as it applies to every servers, I want to create one at the ou of my server that will add my user to the users already setout in the policy above.
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Then just link the new GPO to that OU and it will add it to the machines under that OU.  

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Mike

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Commented:
ah, I understand now.  Create a group and make it a member of the Administrators.