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Limit logon rights

I would like to limit the right to logon to client workstations based on group membership. For example marketing users should only be able to logon to marketing workstations, sales users to sales workstations etc.

How can I achieve this result without creating an OU for every department?
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albatros99
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Mike KlineCommented:
You could split the workstations into separate OUs based on group (Marketing PCs, Sales PCs, etc)

You can then apply a group policy "allow logon locally"

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee957044(v=ws.10).aspx

have only those members (create a group) have that right.

If you have all your workstations in one OU you can use security filtering and the policies only apply to certain PCs.  In my opinion splitting it up makes it easier to troubleshoot.

Thanks

Mike
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BillBondoCommented:
In AD user account tab you can assign only log onto these computers but that might be just as much work
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
Hi,

It is highly recommended to use OU to achieve such goals.

Although if you want to manage it without OU. Then please understand the given solution properly and take the proper backup of you domain controllers.

1.      Create 4 Security Groups.
    a)      Sales_Users
    b)      Marketing_Users
    c)      Sales_Computers
    d)      Marketing_Computers

2.      Put all users and machines to their respective group.

3.      Create 2 group policy
    a)      Allow login for Sales
    b)      Allow login for Marketing

4.      Edit "Allow login for Sales"  policy, go to "allow logon locally policy" and add  Sales_Users group.

5.      Edit "Allow login for Marketing"  policy, go to "allow logon locally policy" and add  Marketing_Users group

6.      Now go to "Group policy management console", select the "Allow login for Sales" policy, At right side click on "Delegation" then "Advanced".
    a)      Add " Marketing_Computers" and provide "Deny" rights.
    b)      Add " Sales_Computers" and provide "Allow" rights.

7.      Now select the "Allow login for Marketing " policy, At right side click on "Delegation" then "Advanced".
    a)      Add " Sales_Computers" and provide "Deny" rights.
    b)      Add " Marketing_Computers" and provide "Allow" rights

8.      Run Gpupdate /Force and check.

Again, Please test it before applying in production environment.
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