Updated: September 29, 2014
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
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.
The user name or security identifier (SID) against which the processing user is compared. Matching is not case sensitive.
User targeting is available only for preference items under
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
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.