How to Exclude a User or Computer from Group Policy Object in Windows Server

When you apply a group policy on a container or OU, it applies to all users or computers in that container. However, you can exclude single or multiple users or containers from the policy applied. This tutorial is written to show you how to exclude a single user from a group policy object.

Exclude a user from group policy object in Windows Server

Step 1. Open server manager dashboard. Click Tools -> Group policy management

Step 2. In the group policy management editor, open the group policy object you want to apply an exception on (Located in Group Policy Objects).

Step 3. Click Delegation tab -> Advanced

CPP > Delegation advanced settings

Step 4. Click Add and choose the user whom you want to exclude from group policy enforcement.

Step 5. Choose the user you entered in step 4.

Step 6. Locate Apply group policy in permissions and checkmark deny.

Apply group policy in permissions

Step 7. Click Apply and then OK.

Step 8. Link the group policy to a container or OU (If you haven't done already).

Step 9. Execute the command:


on the command prompt.

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