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Groups added to local admin group when joining w2k domain

Posted on 2003-03-21
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13

When I add a computer to my Windows 2000 domain, the Domain Admins group is by default added to the computer's local administrators group (no problem with that).  How do I specify an additional group to be added at the time of joining a computer to the domain?

Thanks in advance.

Question by:kmueller
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Expert Comment

ID: 8183817
I don't this is a configurable option...


Accepted Solution

ManuelGuerra earned 150 total points
ID: 8184049
Its is not a configurable option but you can use a special account with membership on Domain Admins group to use the first time on new computers and add to this special account a logon script with the .bat like this

echo DOMAIN:\\%computername%>text.txt
echo LOCALGROUP: Administrators >>text.txt
echo Specialaccount >>text.txt
usrtogrp text.txt

Remember the command usrtogrp (NT resource kit) need to be available.


Author Comment

ID: 8184550
Thanks MG.  Your solution led me to:

net localgroup administrators /ADD "GROUP_TO_ADD"

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