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Helpdesk user rights to change pwd and account lockouts

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Good day all,

I am trying to find away to have our helpdesk do more of the tier 1 calls, like change passwords, unlock accounts, and add the ability for someone to login to a different PC.

Currently, they login as the domain admin to a domain controller and make the change, and I know this is bad and I want to change it, but I can't take away the ability for them to do these things.

Is there a set of rights I can assign to let them do this? or is there a way I can make an alternate Admin account and limit rights so that user can do less than the domain admin but still accomplish what I need?

We are a Win2k AD environment.
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Thanks luv2smile, that helped alot. I was able to accomplish the password reset.

However, as I bounce around the net reading on the delegation, many different sites show the wizard with different roles, some just reset a password (what I had), some have Change password and force change on login, and some have long lists that you have to scroll through to see them all.

Why is my list very short, only 5 entries? Is it like ADM's and GPO's where I can download some more tasks? I read through the list of "create your own task" and didnt' find much else in there.
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The other way to do delegation (gives you more options) is to just set the security permissions in AD to allow or disallow users access to specific things.

http://www.windowsitpro.com/Windows/Article/ArticleID/25640/25640.html
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Perfect luv2smile.

I did not have a paid account for windowsitpro.com, but just signed up to check out the article, it is exactly what I needed, never heard of the dssec.dat file before in my research.

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