JSI Tip 2949. How do I reset User Rights in the Default Domain Controllers GPO?

Jerold Schulman

October 23, 2000

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In tip 2714, I described how to reset default NTFS permission.

If you have mis-altered the default User Rights, you may experience strange results. To reset the User Rights requires:

1. Backing up and then editing the GptTmpl.inf file in the Group Policy folder of the Sysvol. Mine is located at:

%SystemRoot%sysvolsysvolPolicies\{6AC1786C-016F-11D2-945F-00C04fB984F9}MACHINEMicrosoftWindows NTSecEditGptTmpl.inf.

To reset the User Rights replace the contents of GptTmpl.inf with one of the following, based upon your installation:

Permissions Compatible with Pre-Windows 2000 Users   [Unicode]   Unicode=yes   [Event Audit]   AuditSystemEvents = 0   AuditLogonEvents = 0   AuditObjectAccess = 0   AuditPrivilegeUse = 0   AuditPolicyChange = 0   AuditAccountManage = 0   AuditProcessTracking = 0   AuditDSAccess = 0   AuditAccountLogon = 0   [Privilege Rights]   SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege =   SeAuditPrivilege =   SeBackupPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-551,*S-1-5-32-544   SeBatchLogonRight =    SeChangeNotifyPrivilege = *S-1-5-11,*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-1-0   SeCreatePagefilePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeCreatePermanentPrivilege =   SeCreateTokenPrivilege =   SeDebugPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeInteractiveLogonRight = *S-1-5-32-550,*S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-548,*S-1-5-32-551,*S-1-5-32-544   SeLoadDriverPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeLockMemoryPrivilege =   SeMachineAccountPrivilege = *S-1-5-11     SeNetworkLogonRight = *S-1-5-11,*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-1-0   SeProfileSingleProcessPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-544   SeRestorePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-551,*S-1-5-32-544   SeSecurityPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeServiceLogonRight =   SeShutdownPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-550,*S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-548,*S-1-5-32-551,*S-1-5-32-544   SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeSystemProfilePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeSystemTimePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-544   SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeTcbPrivilege =   SeDenyInteractiveLogonRight =   SeDenyBatchLogonRight =   SeDenyServiceLogonRight =   SeDenyNetworkLogonRight =   SeUndockPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeSyncAgentPrivilege =   SeEnableDelegationPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   [Version]   signature="$CHICAGO$"   Revision=1   [Registry Values]   MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesLanManServerParametersEnableSecuritySignature=4,1

NOTE: If IIS is installed, add:

   SeBatchLogonRight = IWAM_,IUSR_   SeInteractiveLogonRight = IUSR_   SeNetworkLogonRight = IWAM_,IUSR_

NOTE: If Terminal Services is installed, add:

   SeInteractiveLogonRight = TsInternetUser Permissions Compatible Only with Windows 2000 Users   [Unicode]   Unicode=yes    [Event Audit]   AuditSystemEvents = 0   AuditLogonEvents = 0   AuditObjectAccess = 0   AuditPrivilegeUse = 0   AuditPolicyChange = 0   AuditAccountManage = 0   AuditProcessTracking = 0   AuditDSAccess = 0     AuditAccountLogon = 0   [Privilege Rights]   SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege =   SeAuditPrivilege =   SeBackupPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-551,*S-1-5-32-544   SeBatchLogonRight =    SeChangeNotifyPrivilege = *S-1-5-11,*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-1-0   SeCreatePagefilePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeCreatePermanentPrivilege =   SeCreateTokenPrivilege =   SeDebugPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeInteractiveLogonRight = *S-1-5-32-550,*S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-548,*S-1-5-32-551,*S-1-5-32-544   SeLoadDriverPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeLockMemoryPrivilege =   SeMachineAccountPrivilege = *S-1-5-11   SeNetworkLogonRight = *S-1-5-11,*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-1-0   SeProfileSingleProcessPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-544   SeRestorePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-551,*S-1-5-32-544   SeSecurityPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeServiceLogonRight =   SeShutdownPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-550,*S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-548,*S-1-5-32-551,*S-1-5-32-544   SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeSystemProfilePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeSystemTimePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-549,*S-1-5-32-544   SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeTcbPrivilege =   SeDenyInteractiveLogonRight =   SeDenyBatchLogonRight =   SeDenyServiceLogonRight =   SeDenyNetworkLogonRight =   SeUndockPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   SeSyncAgentPrivilege =   SeEnableDelegationPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544   [Version]   signature="$CHICAGO$"   Revision=1   [Registry Values]   MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesLanManServerParametersEnableSecuritySignature=4,1

NOTE: If IIS is installed, add:

   SeBatchLogonRight = IWAM_,IUSR_   SeInteractiveLogonRight = IUSR_   SeNetworkLogonRight = IWAM_,IUSR_

NOTE: If Terminal Services is installed, add:

   SeInteractiveLogonRight = TsInternetUser

2. Save and close the GptTmpl.inf file.

3. Increment the group policy version by opening the Gpt.ini file at %SystemRoot%sysvolsysvolPolicies\{6AC1786C-016F-11D2-945F-00C04fB984F9}. It is best to multiply the version by 10 to insure it does not become outdated before the policy can be applied.

4. Save and close the Gpt.ini file.

5. Open a CMD prompt and type:

secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy /enforce.

6. Check the Application event log for Event ID 1704, to verify that the policy has been propogated.


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