We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Dynamically adding domain account to local administrator group

jsmall562
jsmall562 asked
on
1,884 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Does anyone know of a way to add a users domain account to the local administrator group on any machine that they log into on the domain.  We are trying to setup a way for users to login and have full rights to the computer that they login to without us having to add them to the local administrators group by hand.  Thanks for the help.
Comment
Watch Question

Commented:
Create a global group LocalAdmin ensure this group exists on each computer as administrator

example domain-x\LocalAdmin as a member on each computer in Administrator group

Add users who need local admin to this group as needed.  If they no longer need the access then remove them from the group.  

Commented:
You still need to add to each computer but this could be done via a script or batch file.

Author

Commented:
RDAdams - I appreciate the response.... I have already thought of doing that to be honest but like you said that will still require adding that group to each computer.  You are correct in that I could do that withy a script but unfortunately my scripting skills arent quite that good yet.  If you could give me an example of a script that would do this that would be very helpful.  Thanks for the help.
Commented:
Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION

Author

Commented:
Thanks for the quick response!!  I appreciate the help, this should work out perfect.
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a sample view!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.