Different Admins for Different DCs (Group Policy question)
Posted on 2004-08-11
I am running a Windows 2003 (mixed mode) network, with offices in UK, USA and Germany. Within the active directory structure, (single domain) there are separate OUs for each of the sites with delegated controls. This means that a certain user at each of the locations has permissions for local admin tasks (adding users, resetting passwords etc.). At each location there are two Domain Controllers, and all six DCs appear in the built-in "Domain Controllers" OU. I want a local user at each location to have pretty much unrestricted control of DCs at their location, but not to have control of the DCs for which they are not responsible. Obviously, if the user is a member of the Domain Admins Group, they can do anything to any DC. Within the built-in "Domain Controllers" OU I have created further OUs called "US DCs", "UK DCs" and "Germany DCs" and then moved the relevant DCs into those OUs - but now I am stuck!
Is there an easy way to grant a user admin priveleges to one (or two) DCs, without having access to the others?