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User Targeting

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

A User targeting item allows a preference item to be applied to users only if the processing user is the user specified in the targeting item. If Is Not is selected, it allows the preference item to be applied only if the processing user is not the user specified in the targeting item.

 

User

The user name or security identifier (SID) against which the processing user is compared. Matching is not case sensitive.

  • If Match by SID is selected, you must browse to select the user. Although the domain and user name of that user at the time of selection are displayed, the targeting item saves the user's SID for comparison to that of the processing user.

  • If Match by SID is cleared, you can browse to or type a user name. Do not include the domain name. The targeting item compares the specified user name to that of the processing user.

    noteNote
    The User box accepts preference processing variables. Press F3 to display a list of variables from which you can select.

Additional considerations

  • User targeting is available only for preference items under User Configuration .

  • To reposition a targeting item within the list of targeting items that you have applied to a preference item, either drag the targeting item to a new position, or select the targeting item and then click the Move Up arrow or Move Down arrow.

  • Boxes in Computer Name (NetBIOS only), Domain, Site, Terminal Session, and User (if not matched by SID) targeting items accept single character (?) and multiple character (*) wildcards.

  • Preference items are available only in domain-based GPOs.

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