Windows Configurations-How To

How do I move a user or group from one local group to another?

Description

This document provides you with steps required to move a user or group from one local group to another. In a computer there are many groups. The members of each group have a different level of access. For example, the members of an Administrators group have complete and unrestricted access to a computer or a domain whereas the members of a Remote Desktop Users group have permission to logon remotely.

Note: You can move users from both local groups and domain groups to a local group. You can also move local users from a local group to a domain group or from one local group to another.

Steps

Let us assume that you have a user called dcadmin in the local group called Administrators. You want to move this user from the Administrators group to another local group called Remote Desktop Users. To move the user from the Administrators group to the Remote Desktop Users group, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Configurations tab
  2. In the Add Configurations section, click Configuration
  3. In the Computer Configurations section, select Group Management
  4. Enter a name and description for the configuration
  5. Select Modify Group
  6. Enter the following information:
    • Name of the group: In this case enter Administrators
    • Description of the group
  7. In the Remove Member list, select Local User
  8. Browse and select dcadmin
  9. Click Add More Actions
  10. Select Modify Group
  11. Enter the following information:
    • Name of the group: In this case enter Remote Desktop Users
    • Description of the group
  12. In the Add Member list, select Local User
  13. Browse and select dcadmin
  14. Choose the required targets
  15. Make the required execution settings
  16. Click Deploy

You have created a configuration to move a user or group from one local group to another. This configuration will be applied when the agent contacts the Desktop Central sever during the 90-minute referesh cycle.