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Posted on 2004-10-27
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Hi,

I am setting up a new 2003 domain. In NT4 if a user was a member of the "administrators" group they could do pretty much what the administrator could do (or that was my experience) - in 2003, even though I have added myself to the "Enterprise Administrators" group I have limited rights, i.e. I was logged on under my own name and tried to modify a shortcut on the local machine but was denied access - where do I set the level of access so that even though I am logged in under my name I will have full permissions?

Thanks,

Jonathanr
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Enterprise Admins should work for that.  But add yourself to Domain Admins as well.  The client computers must also have listed the domain admins group in their local administrators group.  By default this is the case, but people can modify it.
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    Of course, you should be aware of the RunAs service.  It's never a good idea to be logged in as an admin for everyday use.  You can do things by running things you need admin access to with the runas service.  Running constantly as an admin on your machine is a security risk with Viruses, Spyware, and Adware.  Doing so as a Domain or worse Enterprise Admin, you expose the entire network to this risk.
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