How to give specific user rights to add computers to domain?

Posted on 2005-05-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
We have a tech that sometimes needs to rebuild workstations and add them back to the domain with a new computer name, but he cannot do so with his current network privileges. We have to provide him with a different login name that'll allow him to add the computer to the domain. After he does so, we disable the account, and repeat the procedure everytime theres a new workstation build. Is there a right/privilege we can set for this specific user that will simply give him rights to add computers to the domain, eliminating the need for the other login? We are running Active Directory on Windows 2000 Server with all WinXP workstations.
Question by:parinpatel
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    You can simply do this with group policy. In a domain level policy, grant him the ability to add comptuers to the domain

    computer config- windows settings- local policies- user rights assignment- "add workstations to the domain"
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    Expert Comment

    You can add the user to the "Account Operators" group. But maybe you want to restrict it just to add workstations to the domain as mentioned by luv2smile.
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    Author Comment

    luv2smile, I am going to test out your suggestion see if it works for him. Thanks
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    luv2smile, your suggestion worked perfectly. Thank you

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