Prohibit users from logging on locally on the PC

For Windows PCs that are in a network domain , you can log in ” locally ” or to the domain . As a rule, the user logs on to the domain with his user name and password and then the assigned network resources are available to him.

In certain circumstances, however, it can also make sense for the user to log on locally to their PC . In this case, of course, no network resources are available to him.

However , if the IT department would like to prevent this local registration on the PC , the following group guidelines can be set.

To do this, go to the Group Policy Editor and go to the following path.

Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / User Rights Assignment

There is then the following group policy.

Deny log on locally

We have shown this to you below.

Deny log on locally

In this GPO you can now include all users or group objects that are no longer allowed to log on locally to the Windows PC.

Microsoft has released the following information about this GPO.

Deny local login

This security setting determines which users are denied the ability to log on to the computer. This policy setting replaces the Allow log on locally policy setting if both policies apply to a user account.

Important:  If you apply this security policy to the Everyone group , no user can log on locally.

After a restart, the GPO then becomes active. If a user now logs on locally, the following message appears.

The login method used is not permitted

The exact message is:

The login method used is not permitted. Contact your network administrator for more information.

You have successfully prevented a user from logging on locally.

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