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Right to add/remove start/stop services

Posted on 2006-04-11
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Last Modified: 2010-04-19

We have a PDC windows 2k and we recently add to the domain a windows 2003 server wich is use to program testing only.

My question is how can give to a DC User a special right to install/remove or start/stop a windows services? without giving him the domain admin rights?

Question by:Fled
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oBdA earned 1500 total points
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In order to indeed install and remove services, he needs to be a local(!) administrator; in that case, make the user's domain account a member of the Administrators group on the server.
If he only needs to start or stop an existing service, check here for the possibilities to do so:
How to grant users rights to manage services in Windows 2000
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Expert Comment

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If the 2003 server is a DC, then there is no local SAM (to speak of) so the Administrators group isn't there.

If this is a member server, then oBdA's suggestion is correct.


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