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Windows 2003

Assign log on as a service user rights to a local system account via GPO using WMI Filters

On a couple of customer sites I had the issue that the local security policy entry Log on As A Service was controlled via GPO and our applications did not start properly because the local user account did not have the required access rights.
Attached you will find a manual I wrote to show you how to modify those entries and how to setup an WMI Filter to only apply the new GPO to the required servers to save you creating several OUs.

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Enjoy reading.