ReadTip: How to use Group Policy Preferences to Secure Local Administrator Groups

As we come to the year’s end I was doing some housekeeping in my home lab. Too many unused VMs, ad-hoc created Accounts etc. In the end I thought why not apply the same methods we apply within our enterprise environments and so I did. I was actually just about to blog how I solved the local Administrators group management through group policy preferences, but before I started writing that down I thought let’s see if this has been blogged already on one of the well known Group Policy blogs, and so it was. Alan Burchill wrote a very good article about How to use Group Policy Preferences to Secure Local Administrator Groups. Now even if you already know about Group Policy Preferences and local Administrator group management, I recommend that you read the “How to add individuals to a single computer?” section, very smart approach I hadn’t considered yet.

2 thoughts on “ReadTip: How to use Group Policy Preferences to Secure Local Administrator Groups

  1. Hey Alex,

    I know this post is kind of old, but just wanted you to know how appreciative several of us are at the office for your very well written articles, scripts, and re-directs to other posts and sites. Many times when looking for that off kilter AD or GPO setting or definition, you’ve always been there to help us better understand it without having to call mama MS to get the answers. You make us look like heroes man and we just can’t thank you enough, Sleep well, knowing you have helped save a many a job with your knowledge and willingness to give back.

    Sincerely,
    Phil S.
    IT Engineer

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