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Add "Local Group" Pre-Requisite into Least Privileges Script

As per the Least Privileges documentation, the Liongard service account requires to be a member of the "Hyper-V Administrators" and "Remote Management Users" local user groups for each server.

This should be added into the existing Liongard PowerShell script that handles the WMI/SC Manager permissions as saves considerable time.

I've added this functionality myself at the end of the current script and it works great.

Write-Host -BackgroundColor Blue -ForegroundColor Yellow "Adding Liongard Service Account to Local User Groups"

$GroupName = "Remote Management Users", "Hyper-V Administrators"

$DomainName = $env:USERDOMAIN

$ErrorActionPreference = "Stop"

foreach($server in $x) {

$Server = $Server.trim()

$ComputerName = $Server

Write-Host "Processing $ComputerName" -ForegroundColor Green

Foreach($localgroup in $groupname){


$Group = [ADSI]"WinNT://$ComputerName/$localgroup,group"

$User = [ADSI]"WinNT://$DomainName/$serviceuser,user"









  • Sam Walker
  • Mar 15 2022
  • Reviewed - Under Consideration
Last Reviewed Date 2022-12-08
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