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.