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    Remotely configure local policy?

    I am wanting to change the local policy on all computers to not need ctrl-alt-del, not remember last logon and to display an AUP warning on every client computer. I have set this in Ranger for all computers but it didn't seem to make any difference to the client computers so I think that I need to change each computer's own local policy.

    Does anyone know what a need to change on each computer to enable the above changes and is there a way to do this on all machines at ones, remotely or with the least amount of work possible? I don't want to have to go to every single machine and log on locally and change the policy.

    Any help would be mucho appreciated guys!

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    Login to one machine, run 'gpedit.msc' and change the local policy as required. Copy %Systemroot%\System32\GroupPolicy to the other machines.

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    I'd advise never to change policies at a local machine level, do it via Group Policies.

    You can find the settings you mention here:

    Computer Configuration
    Windows Settings
    Security Settings
    Local Policies
    Security Options

    The policies you require are

    Interactive Logon: Do Not Display Last Username
    Interactive Logon: Do Not Require Ctrl + Alt + Del
    Interactive Logon: Message Test For Users Attempting To Logon
    Interactive Logon: Message Title For Users Attempting To Logon

    I use these to display messages when common problems arise and can change it whenever I like.

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    I did this this ranger for the computers but it didn't work. Should I just use active directory and create a policy for the OU of the computers and change it there?

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    OK I did this the way you said and it works great! Many thanks!

    Will this overwrite the local policy on the machine? For example if it was disconnected from the network would the policy still be applied?

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    @starscream: what you have suggested there would be the best way to apply the changes that you are wanting.

    If what you want to achieve can be done via group policy then i would opt for that method first before trying another route..

    Also remember to do gpupdate /force after changes

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    I suggest you create a Test OU and put a test machine in it. Then, create the policy for the Test OU (use MS Group Policy Management Console) using the setting that mrforgetful suggests.

    If you've got a couple of domain controllers give the policy time to propagate (about 5 minutes should do). Logon to you test machine and open a Run command. Type in gpupdate /force /boot and hit Enter. This will force the machine to update the group policy settings and reboot. Once it's rebooted see if the changes have been applied. If not, we'll see if we can figure out why not.

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    Whoops, I'm too late. Glad you got it sorted.

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    Computer Configuration changes can take two reboots, one to load the policy then another to apply it.

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    thanks for the help guys. I feel like an AD padawan at the moment! Thanks for your help AD masters!

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    thanks for the help guys. I feel like an AD padawan at the moment! Thanks for your help AD masters!

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    And a posting Padawan so it seem

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    Re: Remotely configure local policy?

    indeed... master!

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