How To Add Users To The Local Administrators Group Using GPO

Did you know you can add multiple users to the Local Administrators group using GPO? To add users to the Local Administrators group (or any other group) using GPO:

  1. Open Group Policy Management Console
  2. Create a new GPO
  3. Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings ->Security Settings -> Restricted Groups
  4. Right click on Restricted Groups
  5. Click on Add Group…
  6. Browse to the name of the group of users you want to add to the Local Administrators group
  7. Click OK, OK
  8. Under This group is a member of…, click Add…
  9. Add the Local Administrators group (or any other group you want to add users to)
  10. Click OK, OK, OK
  11. Link the GPO to an OU containing the computers to which you want to add users to the Local Administrators group

Once the group policy has refreshed, the GPO should apply and the users will be added to the Local Administrators group on those PCs.

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