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I am having a Win2k Server part of a Win2k3 Server.  I want one of this Win2k3 Server user to be a local admin of the Win2k Server.  On a Win2k workstation, there is a Users and Passwords Icon under the control panel.  This icon is not available on the Win2k Server.  Is there a solution?
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Alain_Labelle_Ing
Start, all programs, admnistrative tools, computer management
Expand local users and groups

The same tool is alse available on Windows 2000 and XP

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JamesDS
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by:Alain_Labelle_Ing
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I know but this will only allow me to create local user (with PC name as domain/workgroup).  The user I want to add is from the other domain controler.  On standard Win2k, I used to go with Users and Passwords from control panel and add a user specifying which domain I want to take it from.  With Win2k Server, this features seems to not being available...
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You cannot add a local user from another computer OR from a domain other than the one it is a member of to the adminstrators group on a machine. You have never been able to do this an any version of windows.

You CAN create users on each machine or on the machine and the domain with the same name and password and Windows will allow you access. This is called friendly authentication.

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My Win2k Server is part of the Win2k3 Domain Controler (Server).  All my Win2k Workstation are part of the Win2k3 Server and I added the Domain User to the local machine and promote him to local admin...
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Alain_Labelle_Ing

Right then, you didn't mention you had a domain.

on the Windows 2000 server type this at the comand prompt:
NET LOCALGROUP ADMINISTRATORS domainname\username /ADD

This command will ONLY work if the Windows 2000 server is member of the domain

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JamesDS
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It worked!  Thank you.  Is there any way I can get the list of those users? as I get it from a Win2k Standard by Users and Passwords...
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You can use the command:
NET LOCALGROUP ADMINISTRATORS

Or you can use the Computer Management tool I mentioned in my earlier post on the W2k box:
Start, all programs, admnistrative tools, computer management
Expand local users and groups
Go to the Administrators group and you can manage the group from there.

Cheers

JamesDS
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by:Alain_Labelle_Ing
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Oh, actions are from group...  Great. thank.
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Welcome, glad to help

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