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Is there a way to move users from the administrator group to the users group using group policy?

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Generally, a computer is deployed to a specific user and that individuals network account is added to the users group on the computer.  On occasion that account may have been added to the administrators group during set up and not moved back to the users group prior to deployment.  

Is there are way to move users from the administrators group to the users group using group policy on their respective computers?

In the past I was able to add the Domain Admin account to each computer's administrators group using the Restricted Groups node, on a domain wide group policy.  Is the process similiar to this?  I am worried that I will create a local account for all users on all computers.
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Question by:LenCepeda
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Sounds like you want to use restricted groups.

Take a look at this...

http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?t=25515


computer configuration \ windows settings \ restricted groups

group = your group to be made local admins
member of = BUILTIN\Administrators
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Here is another good article talking about it...

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/adding-group-user-local-admins-group-all-workstations-t3490156.html

although this one seems to explain the best -

http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog/?p=13
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by:Deepu Chowdary
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yes, u can do that using the restricted groups feature in a GPO , use the MEMBERS option.

Check this

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Using-Restricted-Groups.html
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not sure how a forum discussion is considered an article
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I am sorry, I am unable to edit now because of your post. Should I retract my posting because I called it an "article" instead of a "discussion"?
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