You can use Intune to deploy security policies using out-of-box templates or Windows 10 custom policy CSP (UserRights Policy).
In this post, you shall learn how to deploy UserRights policies successfully. Thanks to my colleague Mark Thomas for helping me in fixing the issue.
I checked Intune Administrative templates, Security baselines, and box Device restriction policies to find options to deploy Windows 10 UserRights settings. I couldn’t see any out-of-box policies related to UserRights settings.
I have two options to deploy UserRights settings:
- Group Policy if the device is domain joined or Hybrid Azure AD Joined
- Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment.
- Custom Windows 10 policy CSP using Intune for Azure AD joined devices.
Custom Windows 10 Policy CSP
In this post, you shall take example of the specific policy CSP called:
I’m trying to provide “access from network” access to two user groups called “Administrators” and “Remote Desktop Users.”
XML Format – First Try
I tried custom policy CSP using the Microsoft document recommendation here.
- Created custom Intune policy CSP using – Data Type -> String (XML File)
Sample XML for UserRights/AccessFromNetwork settings to add Remote Desktop UsersAdministrators ( note this symbol) groups
<SyncML xmlns="SYNCML:SYNCML1.2"> <SyncBody> <Replace> <CmdID>2</CmdID> <Item> <Meta> <Format>chr</Format> <Type>text/plain</Type> </Meta> <Target> <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/ Policy/Config/UserRights/AccessFromNetwork</LocURI> </Target> <![CDATA[Remote Desktop UsersAdministrators]]> </Item> </Replace> <Final/> </SyncBody> </SyncML>
The Data Type string (xml file) policy CSP settings failed with following error:
Error Code - 0x87d101f4 Syncml(500). The recipient encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request
String Option – UserRight/AccessFromNetwork
String XML file option to deploy policy CSP failed, as you saw above. The next option is to try Data Type -> String with Windows 10 policy CSP.
I tried to look at the GitHub thread and use the following settings to deploy the UserRight/ AccessFromNetwork policy CSP.
The above setting got successfully applied on the Windows 10 device, but Intune shows an error -2016281112 (Remediation failed). These error details are also explained in the above GitHub thread.
ASCII Value ( ) Issues with UserRights CSP
This is the option where my colleague Mark Thomas came to the rescue. Mark helped me FIX the Windows 10 custom policy CSP ASCII character-related issue.
String Value to provide “UserRight/AccessFromNetwork” access to the following groups:
- Remote Desktop Users
The following are the third and final options that were successful.
Policy CSP Settings Intune:
Name - UserRights/AccessFromNetwork Description - User Rights OMA-URI - ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/UserRights/AccessFromNetwork Data Type - String Value - Remote Desktop UsersAdministrators
Results – UserRights Policy Deployment Using Intune | Group Policy Replacement
The Windows 10 custom policy CSP was successfully deployed without group policy settings. Happy modern management!
Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.