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Restricted Groups

Currently we have a group policy applied to all our desktop OU's that adds the following groups to the destops restricted groups:

BUILTIN\Administrators
DOMAIN\Desktop Support
DOMAIN\Domain Admins  

BUILTIN\Power Users
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users  

BUILTIN\Remote Desktop Users
DOMAIN\Domain Users  

The issue is we want to give the desktop support team the ability to add a single user to the BUILTIN\Administrators group if needed without Group Policy removing it.  Please let me know if there is a way to accomplish this.  Thanks in advance!
Windows 7Windows XP

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Adam Brown

8/22/2022 - Mon
Adam Brown

Once you utilize Restricted groups, additions to any of those groups have to be done through the GPO that controls the restricted groups. There really isn't a way around that.
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mmudry

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Is there a down side to using the gorup is a member of?  Security risk?
achaldave

If your organization doesn't require to restric local admin group membership then no there is no down side.
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Adam Brown

The downside is that any administrator can add any user to the group, so you could have some group scope creep in the future.