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Adding Domain Admins global group from an NT 4 server to the local administrators group on 2003 server

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I am trying to use the active directory migration tool (ADMT) to miigrate from an NT 4 server to a 2003 server box.  I have established a trust relationship, 2 way, between the two of them, and i have created a new local group on the NT server named "source domain$$$".  I have also imported the domain admins global group from the 2003 server to the administrators local group on the NT server.  I cannot figure out how to add domain admins global group from the NT box to the administrators local group on the 2003....
more specifically i cannot FIND the administrators local group on the 2003 server, do i have to add one? and if so, what users should i add to it??
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There is no local group on a windows 2003 server with active directory installed. There is a builtin admin account and builtin admin group, but this is not really the same as a local group on a say an xp machine. The admin group will give usuers full control in the domain.

See this article for information on the different security groups.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/sag_adgroups_9builtin_intro.asp
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What the migration tool is instructing is to simply add the group to the "administrators" group in active directory. But remember that users in this group have full domain control, not just control of the server you're working on.
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See this article for more information on groups in windows 2003 and how they are different than groups in nt.


http://www.svrops.com/svrops/documents/win2kgroups.htm
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