17. November 2012 · Comments Off on How to create local accounts via Group Policy · Categories: Microsoft · Tags: , ,

This step by step document shows how to create a local admin account across all domain joined PC’s for use with situations like LogMein remote support and notebooks, which are not always connected to the domain.

1. Open Group Policy Management

2. Create a new Group Policy Object called “Local Users Login Account” and link it to the appropriate OU.

3. Open up the newly created GPO called “Local Users Login Account”.


4. Under the User Configuration Node, Select Preferences, Control Panel Settings, Local Users and Groups. Then Right Click and select New, Local User


5. In Action, Select Update. User name will be “RemoteAdmin”. Under Full name, type in a descriptive name. Select a password in Password and Confirm Password, and Uncheck User must change password at next logon, and check Password never expires. Leave Account never expires checked. Click on OK.

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03. November 2012 · Comments Off on Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions – Windows XP (KB943729) · Categories: Microsoft · Tags: , , ,


Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions is an update for XP/2003 machines that allows any “Preferences” set by using 2008 policies to be applied. For example I used preferences to map drives for users and while it worked fine for win7 machines I had to apply that update on my XP/2003 machines for them to get the drive maps.


Source: Group Policy Preference CSE for XP (KB943729)