Apply local group policies to a specific user or group in Vista and Windows 8

Written by: - Published: Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Group policies help define what and how a specific user account can perform his/her functions on Windows 8 Consumer Preview. If you want to apply local group policies to any specific user, here is how to do it:

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Add a new user

1. StepType MMC.exe in Run and press Enter

Type MMC in Run and press Enter

2. StepIn the Group Policy Console, click File and select Add/remove Snap-in… You can use the shortcut key Ctrl + M too for the same.

Add new snapin in group policy

2. StepNow in the left pane, select Group Policy Object Editor and click Add.

Add group policy object editor

3. StepClick Browse

Click Browse

3. StepClick the Users tab and select any user. I selected Kids. Now click OK.

Add a user in Group Policy

4. StepNow click the Finish button when you see the user in this window.

Click Finish

5. StepYou would now be taken back to the Add new snap-in window where the new user is now added in the right pane. Click OK.

Add or Remove snapins window

6. StepIn the first Console window, click on File and then on Save As..

Save as a new policy

7.Browse to the location you want to save it.

Save as a console policy


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