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how to block windows xp PCs from logging into the corporate network

Posted on 2014-10-23
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We have a number of XP machines out there, and want to block them from accessing the corporate network.

We need to push a script or policy to the XP machines to deny them access to the corporate network, and force them to call into the Service Desk for replacement.
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Question by:Alice Schumm
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by:Joshua Grantom
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are these machines on your domain or just connecting to the network?
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by:Qlemo
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Do they log in to a domain? In that case, push a login script per GPO to all clients, which checks for the OS version and then acts as required.
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by:Joshua Grantom
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Qlemo, thats exactly what I was thinking.

Or you can combine a LegalNotice Warning Text and deny logon locally using a wmi filter for windows xp
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Create a GPO that has these entries in "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"

LegalNoticeCaption    REG_SZ      Please contact Service Desk
LegalNoticeText          REG_SZ      This computer has been disabled from logging on to our network because it is running an outdated OS Please call 1-800-HEL-PDSK


In the same GPO set this policy "Computer Configuration > Policies > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment > Deny log on locally" to Domain Users

then create a WMI filter for the GPO

select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (Version like "5.1") and ProductType="1"


Then apply the GPO to Authenticated Users and you can link it to your domain root. Because of the WMI filter, it will only apply to Windows XP machines.
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by:Alice Schumm
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Sounds great.  Thank you.
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