Lock down stand-alone Windows machines with Multiple Local Group Policy

Bill Detwiler shows you how to create user-specific Group Policy configurations on Windows 7 and Vista with Multiple Local Group Policy.

Windows XP's Local Group Policy is a handy way to create specific desktop configurations on stand-alone or workgroup systems. It doesn't however, let you create user-specific configurations, which can be helpful on machines used by multiple users.

Luckily, Microsoft introduced a feature in Windows 7 and Vista that does. The Multiple Local Group Policy allows you to create different policies for different users. During this week's TR Dojo episode, I explain how the Multiple Local Group Policy system works and show you what it can do.

TR Dojo: Multiple Local Group Policy: User-specific policy configurations without a domain

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For those who prefer text to video, click the View Transcript link below the video player window or check out Greg Shultz's article, "Explore the benefits of the Multiple Local Group Policy feature in Windows 7," on which this video is based.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...