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Local Users and Groups Extension

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Group Policy includes the Local Users and Groups preference extension. This extension allows you to centrally manage local users and groups on domain member computers.

Getting started

You can create and configure Local User and Local Group preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:

Computer Configuration or User Configuration

**   └ Preferences**

**      └ Control Panel Settings**

**         └ Local Users and Groups**

For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: