Active Directory site administrators?

Posted on 2006-04-17
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi folks,

I'm working on a domain migration from like 7 domains to 1. There's no rhyme or reason to having the 7 domains and now preparing for auditing, we are trying to migrate into a single one. However I am curious about one thing... if I have different sites in my AD structure (geographic sites under Sites and Services), is there a way to assign an administrator to that specific site? I don't want to give them Domain Admin rights, but I don't seem to see anything that looks like a "Site Administrtor" under the default groups. This way I can delegate responsibilities to certain individuals to manage their geographic spectrum though I still have the default domain rights to filter down to them if need be. This way they are somewhat autonomous and also connected to the rest of the AD users.

Much appreciated for any information.
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Create different OUs, and put the accounts you want to be controlled by other people into these OUs, then delegate the control over these OUs.
Do NOT delegate control to individual user accounts; create dedicated groups for that.
Check these links for details:

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