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  • How do I apply power user to a set of computers

    Hello,
    I would like to set our lab computers to allow our students to be power users. I would like to apply this only to the lab computers as the student may be able to log in to other computers and I don't want them to have the higher privileges on any other computers.

    Windows server 2003 AD
    XP sp3


    Thank you.

  • #2
    Re: How do I apply power user to a set of computers

    Put computers into an OU
    Create a GPO linked to the OU
    Use Restricted Groups to define membership of Power Users

    Simples
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    • #3
      Re: How do I apply power user to a set of computers

      Thank you for your quick response. I will try this and let you know my result.

      TH

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      • #4
        Re: How do I apply power user to a set of computers

        Just a thought -- you may need to enable loopback processing to ensure the computer GPO beats any user GPOs
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        • #5
          Re: How do I apply power user to a set of computers

          Ok, I am working on this. Did the loopback - still not working.

          I will post again when I have news.

          Thank you, again.

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          • #6
            Re: How do I apply power user to a set of computers

            The GPO is a machine setting, so there is no need for loopback processing. Create a new policy, under the restricted groups, configure the powerusers group to include the AD group containing the selection of users. The link the GPO to a newly created OU. Place the computers in that OU.

            There may be a change that the restricted groups are configured on a higher level with persistent settings. You will need to check that.
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            • #7
              Re: How do I apply power user to a set of computers

              I need to apply this to a group of computers, not a group of users. I have a group of computers that I have applied the GPO to. I did the loopback after it failed to work initially. It is still not working. Open to suggestions.

              Thank you for your time.

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              • #8
                Re: How do I apply power user to a set of computers

                Hi ,

                Create a separate group and make that group member of PowerUsers Group. Now add users to the group you have created. Use Restricted groups and GPO and apply a GP to the OU where all your lab pc sits.

                http://www.windowsecurity.com/articl...ed-Groups.html
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                • #9
                  Re: How do I apply power user to a set of computers

                  My gratitude to all of you! It works! I am taking a victory lap!

                  Again, thank you!

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