how to add network service to local event log readers group via GPO

I need to add Network Service account to the local event log readers group of a server via Domain GPO.  Windows 2008 R2 servers.
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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
try this.

> Group = BUILTIN\Event Log Readers
> Members = NT Authority\NETWORK SERVICE
Either use MemberOf instead of Members (which would require a
"intermediate" group and will not work for the network service, because
Network service is a local account and can only be member of local
groups, and you cannot nest local groups), or switch from RG to GPP LUG
(Group Policy Preferences "Local Users and Groups").

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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
i will use group policy preference to add them into Event log readers  <-- change the "local administrator" to "even log readers"
gmckfnAuthor Commented:
That helped me with adding network service to my event log readers group but how do I get a computer account to be added to the local group?   I tried %DomainName%\Taco but its not populating into the event logs readers group.  Any ideas.  Thanks for the first part guys!!
Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
computer account need to have $ at the back of the machinename

so %domainname%\machinename$.
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