Group Policy, Server 2012: Remove local Administrator users on Workstations, not Servers
Posted on 2016-08-23
We are currently in the midst of a "Security Shake Up" at my company.
We wish to remove all Users from the Local Administrator group on all User Workstations throughout the company, excepting a few Admin users. While I know we can do this through User Configuration > Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Local Users and Groups, we are NOT wanting these Group Policy settings to affect the local Administrator group on the Servers.
I am curious if there is a way to set a Group Policy that will remove all users from a machines local Administrator group on Workstations, but not on the Servers. User systems have Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 64-Bit installed. We already have all User systems sorted into an OU, and Servers in a separate OU, in AD, if that helps.
Thanks in advance!