Users logging into multiple computers and local file access security.

Posted on 2004-04-12
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Windows 2000 domain XP clients. I have around 100 users that switch between computers fairly often for short periods of time. We have a 3rd party application that a) requires the user to have local administrative rights b) uses a login script to map printers.

I do not want to add 100 users to the local admin group on every pc. I thought to use a generic account but this poses a problem mapping printers and also logging into our exchange server.

Can I configure local rights through active directory? Obviously I dont want users with domain privelidges but if I can give them specific access to a folder in windows directory that would work. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about doing this? Thanks in advance.
Question by:sbrancheau

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Are you using roaming profiles?  I think this would be a viable solution  


Shows you how to set them up.
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Gareth Gudger earned 375 total points
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You can add the "Domain Users" group to the "Local Administrators" group instead of the individual users. That way it includes everyone in the domain to have local admin rights.
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why does it need local admin rights/ Is there a reg key it needs access to? If so is it a Hkey Local User or Current? If it is local you may be able to configure something

Find out from the app provider.

what you could do is create a group in AD and add those users that need that access into that group. Then create a poilcy that allows them to have admin access to that key

dawne :)

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