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Do Local Security Policy settings, specifically those under User Rights Assignment, replace or append the existing settings when applied through a Group Policy Object? What about the settings applied through other GPO's?

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Settings that are defined in domain GPOs override settings on the local machine. Settings that are undefined in the domain GPO will remain with the settings in the local policy.

A great way to test is to use Resultant Set of Policy. It will tell you where and through what means settings are applied.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758010%28WS.10%29.aspx

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Something to thnk about if using Vista SP1 or above

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772175.aspx

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