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By Jezza_t49 ·
Could anyone please explain how you set up group plocies on Windows XP locally, that only affects one certain user, eg fred, but it does not affect the Administrator?
Anyone who answers could u plz provide notes with screenshots.
Many thanks

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by Aggy In reply to Windows XP PRO, gpedit

hello! i can answer your question but i don't know how to provide screenshots. what i can do is provide a step-by-step instruction:
1)Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Local Security Policy.
2) In the Local Security Policy dialogue box, on the left pane under the Security Settings, expand Local Policies, click User Rights and Assignment.
3) On the right pane, under Policy, right click anything that you like to modify and then click properties.
4)On the properties page you can remove or add users from the list, then click ok or apply.
* The steps above can be performed on the local workstation using and Administrator account.
Let me know if this helps:)

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by sbrissenden In reply to Windows XP PRO, gpedit

We had this same problem before. What we ended up doing is setting the Group Policy how we wanted it then, before you reboot, under C:\Windows\System32 we changed permissions on the Group Policy folder so Admin did not have read permissions.

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by C Roy In reply to Windows XP PRO, gpedit

Have you considered adjusting the properties by right clicking on my computer and selecting "manage"? From there, select Local Users and Groups under System Tools. If it's just simple file access (or lack thereof) that you're trying to configure, you could simply set the permissions on that folder/file. Your question is actually pretty vague so more info would be helpful...What/how do you want to limit the user?

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by thestonez In reply to Windows XP PRO, gpedit

Well the above is great accept it applies to Local Policy only and not Group policy. If I am not mistaken, there is no way to administer Group Policy per user locally. That would require Active Directory. Of course I could have misread the question.....just my $.02

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by TonyBaggaDonuts In reply to Windows XP PRO, gpedit

There are several ways to access and change policies on the local computer. It is possible to do them remotely through AD, but I find the best way to do it locally is NOT through the Local security policy in Admin Tools.

You could do Start>Run>mmc and add a snapin for the local machine group policy... but this is quite a process. I think the easiest way to get there is to download and install the powertoy TweakUI.
http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/c/a/fca6767b-9ed9-45a6-b352-839afb2a2679/TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe

You'll find all kinds of things to play with in this powertoy, but whats really great is under the first bucket: (About>Policy) You can click the Run Group Policy Editor button and it shortcuts to a mmc editor for your local machine. No need to add any snap-ins.

Then follow the same steps that Aggy detailed in Answer1.

I find this is the easiest way to edit Group Policy on a local machine.

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by alan williams In reply to Windows XP PRO, gpedit

Is it not possible to set up a special group just for that person, with the appropriate group policy?

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