Enforce user logon restrictions
- Windows 10
Describes the best practices, location, values, policy management, and security considerations for the Enforce user logon restrictions security policy setting.
The Enforce user logon restrictions policy setting determines whether the Kerberos V5 Key Distribution Center (KDC) validates every request for a session ticket against the user rights policy of the user account. Validating each request for a session ticket is optional because the extra step takes time, and that can slow network access to services.
The possible values for this Group Policy setting are:
- Not defined
If this policy setting is disabled, users might be granted session tickets for services that they don't have the right to use.
We recommend setting Enforce user logon restrictions to Enabled.
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Kerberos Policy
The following table lists the actual and effective default policy values. Default values are also listed on the policy’s property page.
|Server Type or GPO
|Default Domain Policy
|Default Domain Controller Policy
|Stand-Alone Server Default Settings
|DC Effective Default Settings
|Member Server Effective Default Settings
|Client Computer Effective Default Settings
This section describes features, tools, and guidance to help you manage this policy.
A restart of the device isn't required for this policy setting to be effective.
Client devices will get the new setting during the next scheduled and successful Group Policy refresh. But for domain controllers to assign these new settings immediately, a gpupdate.exe /force is required. On the local device, the Security Configuration Engine will refresh this setting in about five minutes.
Settings are applied in the following order through a Group Policy Object (GPO), which will overwrite settings on the local computer at the next Group Policy update:
- Local policy settings
- Site policy settings
- Domain policy settings
- OU policy settings
When a local setting is greyed out, it indicates that a GPO currently controls that setting.
This section describes how an attacker might exploit a feature or its configuration, how to implement the countermeasure, and the possible negative consequences of countermeasure implementation.
If you disable this policy setting, users could receive session tickets for services that they no longer have the right to use because the right was removed after they logged on.
Enable the Enforce user logon restrictions setting.
None. This non-impact state is the default configuration.