Policy CSP - UserRights

User rights are assigned for user accounts or groups. The name of the policy defines the user right in question, and the values are always users or groups. Values can be represented as Security Identifiers (SID) or strings. For more information, see Well-known SID structures.

Even though strings are supported for well-known accounts and groups, it's better to use SIDs, because strings are localized for different languages. Some user rights allow things like AccessFromNetwork, while others disallow things, like DenyAccessFromNetwork.

General example

Here's an example for setting the user right BackupFilesAndDirectories for Administrators and Authenticated Users groups.

<SyncML xmlns="SYNCML:SYNCML1.2">

<SyncBody>
    <Replace>
      <CmdID>2</CmdID>
      <Item>
        <Meta>
          <Format>chr</Format>
          <Type>text/plain</Type>
        </Meta>
        <Target>
          <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/BackupFilesAndDirectories</LocURI>
        </Target>
        <Data>Authenticated Users&#xF000;Administrators</Data>
      </Item>
    </Replace>
  <Final/>
  </SyncBody>
</SyncML>

Here are examples of data fields. The encoded 0xF000 is the standard delimiter/separator.

  • Grant a user right to Administrators group via SID:

    <Data>*S-1-5-32-544</Data>
    
  • Grant a user right to multiple groups (Administrators, Authenticated Users) via SID:

    <Data>*S-1-5-32-544&#xF000;*S-1-5-11</Data>
    
  • Grant a user right to multiple groups (Administrators, Authenticated Users) via a mix of SID and Strings:

    <Data>*S-1-5-32-544&#xF000;Authenticated Users</Data>
    
  • Grant a user right to multiple groups (Authenticated Users, Administrators) via strings:

    <Data>Authenticated Users&#xF000;Administrators</Data>
    
  • Empty input indicates that there are no users configured to have that user right:

    <Data></Data>
    

If you use Intune custom profiles to assign UserRights policies, you must use the CDATA tag (<![CDATA[...]]>) to wrap the data fields. You can specify one or more user groups within the CDATA tag by using 0xF000 as the delimiter/separator.

Note

&#xF000; is the entity encoding of 0xF000.

For example, the following syntax grants user rights to Authenticated Users and Replicator user groups:

<![CDATA[Authenticated Users&#xF000;Replicator]]>

For example, the following syntax grants user rights to two specific Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) users from Contoso, user1 and user2:

<![CDATA[AzureAD\user1@contoso.com&#xF000;AzureAD\user2@contoso.com]]>

For example, the following syntax grants user rights to a specific user or group, by using the SID of the account or group:

<![CDATA[*S-1-12-1-430441778-1204322964-3914475434-3271576427&#xF000;*S-1-12-1-2699785510-1240757380-4153857927-656075536]]>

AccessCredentialManagerAsTrustedCaller

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/AccessCredentialManagerAsTrustedCaller

This user right is used by Credential Manager during Backup/Restore. No accounts should have this privilege, as it is only assigned to Winlogon. Users' saved credentials might be compromised if this privilege is given to other entities.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Access Credential Manager ase a trusted caller
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

AccessFromNetwork

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/AccessFromNetwork

This user right determines which users and groups are allowed to connect to the computer over the network. Remote Desktop Services are not affected by this user right

Note

Remote Desktop Services was called Terminal Services in previous versions of Windows Server.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Access this computer from the network
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ActAsPartOfTheOperatingSystem

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ActAsPartOfTheOperatingSystem

This user right allows a process to impersonate any user without authentication. The process can therefore gain access to the same local resources as that user. Processes that require this privilege should use the LocalSystem account, which already includes this privilege, rather than using a separate user account with this privilege specially assigned

Caution

Assigning this user right can be a security risk. Only assign this user right to trusted users.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Act as part of the operating system
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

AllowLocalLogOn

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/AllowLocalLogOn

This user right determines which users can log on to the computer

Note

Modifying this setting may affect compatibility with clients, services, and applications. For compatibility information about this setting, see Allow log on locally (<https//go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=24268> ) at the Microsoft website.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Allow log on locally
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

BackupFilesAndDirectories

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/BackupFilesAndDirectories

This user right determines which users can bypass file, directory, registry, and other persistent objects permissions when backing up files and directories. Specifically, this user right is similar to granting the following permissions to the user or group in question on all files and folders on the systemTraverse Folder/Execute File, Read

Caution

Assigning this user right can be a security risk. Since users with this user right can read any registry settings and files, only assign this user right to trusted users

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Back up files and directories
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

BypassTraverseChecking

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/BypassTraverseChecking

This user right determines which users can traverse directory trees even though the user may not have permissions on the traversed directory. This privilege does not allow the user to list the contents of a directory, only to traverse directories.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Bypass traverse checking
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ChangeSystemTime

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ChangeSystemTime

This user right determines which users and groups can change the time and date on the internal clock of the computer. Users that are assigned this user right can affect the appearance of event logs. If the system time is changed, events that are logged will reflect this new time, not the actual time that the events occurred.

Caution

When you configure user rights, it replaces existing users or groups that were previously assigned to those user rights. The system requires that the Local Service account (SID S-1-5-19) always has the ChangeSystemTime right. Always specify Local Service, in addition to any other accounts that you need to configure in this policy.

If you don't include the Local Service account, the request fails with the following error:

Error code Symbolic name Error description Header
0x80070032 (Hex) ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED The request isn't supported. winerror.h

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Change the system time
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ChangeTimeZone

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ChangeTimeZone

This user right determines which users and groups can change the time zone used by the computer for displaying the local time, which is the computer's system time plus the time zone offset. System time itself is absolute and is not affected by a change in the time zone.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Change the time zone
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

CreateGlobalObjects

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/CreateGlobalObjects

This security setting determines whether users can create global objects that are available to all sessions. Users can still create objects that are specific to their own session if they do not have this user right. Users who can create global objects could affect processes that run under other users' sessions, which could lead to application failure or data corruption

Caution

Assigning this user right can be a security risk. Assign this user right only to trusted users.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Create global objects
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

CreatePageFile

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/CreatePageFile

This user right determines which users and groups can call an internal application programming interface (API) to create and change the size of a page file. This user right is used internally by the operating system and usually does not need to be assigned to any users

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Create a pagefile
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

CreatePermanentSharedObjects

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/CreatePermanentSharedObjects

This user right determines which accounts can be used by processes to create a directory object using the object manager. This user right is used internally by the operating system and is useful to kernel-mode components that extend the object namespace. Because components that are running in kernel mode already have this user right assigned to them, it is not necessary to specifically assign it.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Create permanent shared objects
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment
Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/CreateSymbolicLinks

This user right determines if the user can create a symbolic link from the computer he is logged on to

Caution

This privilege should only be given to trusted users. Symbolic links can expose security vulnerabilities in applications that aren't designed to handle them

Note

This setting can be used in conjunction a symlink filesystem setting that can be manipulated with the command line utility to control the kinds of symlinks that are allowed on the machine. Type 'fsutil behavior set symlinkevaluation /?' at the command line to get more information about fsutil and symbolic links.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Create symbolic links
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

CreateToken

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/CreateToken

This user right determines which accounts can be used by processes to create a token that can then be used to get access to any local resources when the process uses an internal application programming interface (API) to create an access token. This user right is used internally by the operating system. Unless it is necessary, do not assign this user right to a user, group, or process other than Local System

Caution

Assigning this user right can be a security risk. Do not assign this user right to any user, group, or process that you do not want to take over the system.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Create a token object
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

DebugPrograms

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/DebugPrograms

This user right determines which users can attach a debugger to any process or to the kernel. Developers who are debugging their own applications do not need to be assigned this user right. Developers who are debugging new system components will need this user right to be able to do so. This user right provides complete access to sensitive and critical operating system components

Caution

Assigning this user right can be a security risk. Only assign this user right to trusted users.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Debug programs
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

DenyAccessFromNetwork

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/DenyAccessFromNetwork

This user right determines which users are prevented from accessing a computer over the network. This policy setting supersedes the Access this computer from the network policy setting if a user account is subject to both policies.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Deny access to this computer from the network
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

DenyLocalLogOn

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/DenyLocalLogOn

This security setting determines which service accounts are prevented from registering a process as a service

Note

This security setting does not apply to the System, Local Service, or Network Service accounts.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Deny log on as a service
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

DenyLogOnAsBatchJob

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/DenyLogOnAsBatchJob

This security setting determines which accounts are prevented from being able to log on as a batch job. This policy setting supersedes the Log on as a batch job policy setting if a user account is subject to both policies.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Deny log on as a batch job
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

DenyRemoteDesktopServicesLogOn

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/DenyRemoteDesktopServicesLogOn

This user right determines which users and groups are prohibited from logging on as a Remote Desktop Services client.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Deny log on through Remote Desktop Services
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

EnableDelegation

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/EnableDelegation

This user right determines which users can set the Trusted for Delegation setting on a user or computer object. The user or object that is granted this privilege must have write access to the account control flags on the user or computer object. A server process running on a computer (or under a user context) that is trusted for delegation can access resources on another computer using delegated credentials of a client, as long as the client account does not have the Account cannot be delegated account control flag set

Caution

Misuse of this user right, or of the Trusted for Delegation setting, could make the network vulnerable to sophisticated attacks using Trojan horse programs that impersonate incoming clients and use their credentials to gain access to network resources.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

GenerateSecurityAudits

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/GenerateSecurityAudits

This user right determines which accounts can be used by a process to add entries to the security log. The security log is used to trace unauthorized system access. Misuse of this user right can result in the generation of many auditing events, potentially hiding evidence of an attack or causing a denial of service. Shut down system immediately if unable to log security audits security policy setting is enabled.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Generate security audits
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ImpersonateClient

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ImpersonateClient

Assigning this user right to a user allows programs running on behalf of that user to impersonate a client. Requiring this user right for this kind of impersonation prevents an unauthorized user from convincing a client to connect (for example, by remote procedure call (RPC) or named pipes) to a service that they have created and then impersonating that client, which can elevate the unauthorized user's permissions to administrative or system levels

Caution

Assigning this user right can be a security risk. Only assign this user right to trusted users

Note

By default, services that are started by the Service Control Manager have the built-in Service group added to their access tokens. Component Object Model (COM) servers that are started by the COM infrastructure and that are configured to run under a specific account also have the Service group added to their access tokens. As a result, these services get this user right when they are started. In addition, a user can also impersonate an access token if any of the following conditions exist. 1) The access token that is being impersonated is for this user. 2) The user, in this logon session, created the access token by logging on to the network with explicit credentials. 3) The requested level is less than Impersonate, such as Anonymous or Identify. Because of these factors, users do not usually need this user right

Warning

If you enable this setting, programs that previously had the Impersonate privilege may lose it, and they may not run.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Impersonate a client after authentication
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

IncreaseProcessWorkingSet

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/IncreaseProcessWorkingSet

Increase a process working set. This privilege determines which user accounts can increase or decrease the size of a process's working set. The working set of a process is the set of memory pages currently visible to the process in physical RAM memory. These pages are resident and available for an application to use without triggering a page fault. The minimum and maximum working set sizes affect the virtual memory paging behavior of a process

Warning

Increasing the working set size for a process decreases the amount of physical memory available to the rest of the system.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Increase a process working set
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

IncreaseSchedulingPriority

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/IncreaseSchedulingPriority

This user right determines which accounts can use a process with Write Property access to another process to increase the execution priority assigned to the other process. A user with this privilege can change the scheduling priority of a process through the Task Manager user interface.

Warning

If you remove Window Manager\Window Manager Group from the Increase scheduling priority user right, certain applications and computers won't function correctly. In particular, the INK workspace doesn't function correctly on unified memory architecture (UMA) laptop and desktop computers that run Windows 10, version 1903 or later and that use the Intel GFX driver.

On affected computers, the display blinks when users draw on INK workspaces such as those that are used by Microsoft Edge, Microsoft PowerPoint, or Microsoft OneNote. The blinking occurs because the inking-related processes repeatedly try to use the Real-Time priority, but are denied permission.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Increase scheduling priority
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

LoadUnloadDeviceDrivers

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/LoadUnloadDeviceDrivers

This user right determines which users can dynamically load and unload device drivers or other code in to kernel mode. This user right does not apply to Plug and Play device drivers. It is recommended that you do not assign this privilege to other users

Caution

Assigning this user right can be a security risk. Do not assign this user right to any user, group, or process that you do not want to take over the system.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Load and unload device drivers
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

LockMemory

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/LockMemory

This user right determines which accounts can use a process to keep data in physical memory, which prevents the system from paging the data to virtual memory on disk. Exercising this privilege could significantly affect system performance by decreasing the amount of available random access memory (RAM).

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Lock pages in memory
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

LogOnAsBatchJob

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/LogOnAsBatchJob

This security setting allows a user to be logged on by means of a batch-queue facility and is provided only for compatibility with older versions of Windows. For example, when a user submits a job by means of the task scheduler, the task scheduler logs that user on as a batch user rather than as an interactive user.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Log on as a batch job
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

LogOnAsService

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/LogOnAsService

This security setting allows a security principal to log on as a service. Services can be configured to run under the Local System, Local Service, or Network Service accounts, which have a built in right to log on as a service. Any service that runs under a separate user account must be assigned the right.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Log on as a service
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ManageAuditingAndSecurityLog

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ManageAuditingAndSecurityLog

This user right determines which users can specify object access auditing options for individual resources, such as files, Active Directory objects, and registry keys. This security setting does not allow a user to enable file and object access auditing in general. You can view audited events in the security log of the Event Viewer. A user with this privilege can also view and clear the security log.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Manage auditing and security log
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ManageVolume

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ManageVolume

This user right determines which users and groups can run maintenance tasks on a volume, such as remote defragmentation. Use caution when assigning this user right. Users with this user right can explore disks and extend files in to memory that contains other data. When the extended files are opened, the user might be able to read and modify the acquired data.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Perform volume maintenance tasks
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ModifyFirmwareEnvironment

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ModifyFirmwareEnvironment

This user right determines who can modify firmware environment values. Firmware environment variables are settings stored in the nonvolatile RAM of non-x86-based computers. The effect of the setting depends on the processor. On x86-based computers, the only firmware environment value that can be modified by assigning this user right is the Last Known Good Configuration setting, which should only be modified by the system. On Itanium-based computers, boot information is stored in nonvolatile RAM. Users must be assigned this user right to run bootcfg.exe and to change the Default Operating System setting on Startup and Recovery in System Properties. On all computers, this user right is required to install or upgrade Windows

Note

This security setting does not affect who can modify the system environment variables and user environment variables that are displayed on the Advanced tab of System Properties.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Modify firmware environment values
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ModifyObjectLabel

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ModifyObjectLabel

This user right determines which user accounts can modify the integrity label of objects, such as files, registry keys, or processes owned by other users. Processes running under a user account can modify the label of an object owned by that user to a lower level without this privilege.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Modify an object label
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ProfileSingleProcess

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ProfileSingleProcess

This user right determines which users can use performance monitoring tools to monitor the performance of system processes.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Profile single process
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ProfileSystemPerformance

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ProfileSystemPerformance

This security setting determines which users can use performance monitoring tools to monitor the performance of system processes.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Profile system performance
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

RemoteShutdown

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/RemoteShutdown

This user right determines which users are allowed to shut down a computer from a remote location on the network. Misuse of this user right can result in a denial of service.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Force shutdown from a remote system
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ReplaceProcessLevelToken

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ReplaceProcessLevelToken

This security setting determines which user accounts can call the CreateProcessAsUser() application programming interface (API) so that one service can start another. An example of a process that uses this user right is Task Scheduler. For information about Task Scheduler, see Task Scheduler overview.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Replace a process level token
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

RestoreFilesAndDirectories

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/RestoreFilesAndDirectories

This user right determines which users can bypass file, directory, registry, and other persistent objects permissions when restoring backed up files and directories, and determines which users can set any valid security principal as the owner of an object. Specifically, this user right is similar to granting the following permissions to the user or group in question on all files and folders on the systemTraverse Folder/Execute File, Write

Caution

Assigning this user right can be a security risk. Since users with this user right can overwrite registry settings, hide data, and gain ownership of system objects, only assign this user right to trusted users.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Restore files and directories
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

ShutDownTheSystem

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/ShutDownTheSystem

This security setting determines which users who are logged on locally to the computer can shut down the operating system using the Shut Down command. Misuse of this user right can result in a denial of service.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Shut down the system
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

TakeOwnership

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/TakeOwnership

This user right determines which users can take ownership of any securable object in the system, including Active Directory objects, files and folders, printers, registry keys, processes, and threads

Caution

Assigning this user right can be a security risk. Since owners of objects have full control of them, only assign this user right to trusted users.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values List (Delimiter: 0xF000)

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name Take ownership of files or other objects
Path Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

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