Restrict interactive logon on AD service accounts.

Hello,

We are trying to restrict our service accounts in AD to do interactive logon process by pressing the CTRL-ALT-DEL key sequence.

What is the best way to do it?  We have all service accounts in an OU in AD.  Is it possible to use group policy to restrict that?  

Or should I do that in the machine level?

Please advise.

Thanks.
nav2567Asked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Haven't done this - but a good idea and I might now.  My first reaction is to try to create a Service Accounts group and then to create a group policy that restricts (explicitly denies) the right to interactive login
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Shimshey RosenbergSysAdminCommented:
Is the goal to deny them from being logged on at all?
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nav2567Author Commented:
Yes.  

I have group all my service accounts into a service account global security group.  

should I just edit the domain policy and add the group into the "deny log on locally" and "deny log on through terminal services" under computer configuration>policies>windows settings>security settings>local policies>user rights assignment?
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Shimshey RosenbergSysAdminCommented:
Yes, this is most likely your best option.
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Naveen SharmaCommented:
In the GPO MMC snap-in, you can assign logon rights from the Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignments container.

Get in more detailed:

Restricting Interactive User Logons
http://www.itprotoday.com/security/restricting-interactive-user-logons

Deny interactive logon for Service Accounts
http://www.alexheer.co.uk/it-blog/deny-interactive-logon-for-service-accounts

The security of Service Accounts in Active Directory is important and there are some simple things you can do to ensure it: https://www.lepide.com/blog/nine-tips-for-preventing-misuse-of-service-accounts-in-active-directory/
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