W2000 Server privileges setup

Posted on 2003-03-03
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have a problem. I want to allow to a NON-Administrator account to be able to install any programs and be able to modify the registry but I don`t know how.

Thak you.
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ID: 8056689
Users in "Power USers" group can modify registry and install programs..

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ID: 8056898
Well I know that Power Users can do it, but I don`t know how to add PowerUser rights under Win2000 Server (I can do it under Win2000). I would like to know how to add a user to a PowerUser group???

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brucr earned 300 total points
ID: 8056993
step1:Add to power users group (see below on restrictions)
Step2:Go to run and type regedt32 goto security tab and add the relevant user to give access to whichever area of the registry you need.

Members of the Power Users group have more permissions than members of the Users group and fewer than members of the Administrators group. Power Users can perform any operating system task except tasks reserved for the Administrators group. The default Windows 2000 security settings for Power Users are very similar to the default security settings for Users in Windows NT 4.0. Any program that a User can run in Windows NT 4.0, a Power User can run in Windows 2000.

Power Users can:

Run legacy applications in addition to Windows 2000 certified applications.
Install programs that do not modify operating system files or install system services.
Customize system-wide resources including Printers, Date/Time, Power Options, and other Control Panel resources.
Create and manage local user accounts and groups.
Stop and start system services which are not started by default.
Power Users do not have permission to add themselves to the Administrators group. Power Users do not have access to the data of other users on an NTFS volume, unless those users grant them permission.

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ID: 8057007
to add user right click my computer and select manage followed by user and groups
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ID: 8057570
There isn't a PowerUser group in Win2000 Server.
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ID: 8057619

Accepted Answer from ocon827679  01/24/2003 04:57AM PST  

You could also try to go through the User Rights that are granted the Power Users group on a workstation, create a group on the server and apply these same rights to the new group.  

Expert Comment

ID: 8057726
You did not say it was a DC as you can use power user group on w2kServer.Also with reference to my earlier comment regserv32 and permissions ocon827679 agrees.Normal user with access to registry

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ID: 8172550
Sorry for my late accepting.

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