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Windows 7: Group Policy - Apply to a Specific User or Group

26 Jul 2013   #20

Windows 7 Pro 32 & Windows 8 Pro x64
Yes you can!

So this forum was a great help to me and I figured it was time to return the favor.

Login as local administrator and follow the original post to set the policies for the specific user on the local PC. This will create the necessary files. When you create a policy for a specific user on the local PC it creates a directory ("user") and a file (gpt.ini) in:


Inside, there is a folder named with a SID. To copy the original settings to another computer (in my case the local account was named the same and had the same password) you'll have to go through the same procedure as stated by the original post on the other computer to create a new policy on the target PC. You don't need to save the MMC. You only do this to create the new SID directory. So, you'll see two entries in the path stated above. Go by the date modified to see the one you should modify. You can then copy the "User" directory and "gpt.ini" that you got from the original computer and override them on the target computer.

Log off and then login as the specific user and verify that settings have applied. Hope this helps.

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