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Adding domain admin rights from one domain to local pc's on other domain

Hello There

I need to give domain admin rights to all local pc's in a domain.but the domain admin rights are from a seperate domain.

Both domain's are trusted.I am wondering basically what is the easiest way to do this.

NT4 network.Worksataions vary from 2000 pro to XP Pro.
Will i have to go around to each individual pc or is there a way of me, well rolling it out from my pc.
maybe some software something like that.

Thanks
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SoHandy
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rhandelsCommented:
Hi,

I thought that enabling a trust should do the trick, unfortenately it doesn't (i see). The only option i see is to use either Windows 2000 or 2003 and then use a GPO with restricted users settings, this way you can add a specified domain admin to the local admin group.

Normally, in a domain, the domain admins group gets local admin account permissions, did you try to add the domain admin from the other domain into the domain admins group of the domain?? This might just do the trick.
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SoHandyAuthor Commented:
Hello There

I can manually add the domain admins account from one domain domain on a pc from the other domain.i have no problem there i will just have to go to each individual pc manually and add these rights.i tried this before i submitted this question.sorry i wasnt actually clear on that in my first request.i am just looking for a way to put this account on all workstaions literally from my pc.is there a software that i can use to do this instead of going to each pc and adding it in.

apologies if i have misunderstood you here.

also when i have an nt4 network which i stated in original request dont know if you missed it and again apologies if i misunderstood.when you say 2000 and 2003 using GPO.i probably cant do that on nt4.not sure what GPO is.i am new to server side of things i would be only learning.
the reason i am doing this is that we had an sms server installed for installing applications and updates to all pc's.but obviously this is not going to work for pc in other domain.

Thanks again for your response
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rhandelsCommented:
Hi,

I said that this cannnot be done automatically using NT4, not with the options Windows will give you. I only said that this could be possible with Windows 2000 and 2003, because it's a build in feauture... I don't beleive there are any software programs that can do this, also support on NT has stopped..

So my answer would be, no, this is not possible to automate within NT, you will have to go to all machines and add the accounts manually... sorry to bring you the bad news..
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SoHandyAuthor Commented:
no bother man sure at least i know thanks.

Sorry do i just give you the points for this dont use site often dont exactly know how to close this.
or do i just get it closed
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rhandelsCommented:
Hi,

You can either accept an answer someone gave (click the accept behind the answer) or make sure to post a delete and refund question in the support area (which is on the top right of the site), this way the question will get closed..
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