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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:

HOW TO: Delegate Administrative Authority in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315676

HOW TO: Create and Edit a Taskpad View in a Saved MMC Console in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321143

Default Security Concerns in Active Directory Delegation
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=235531

Delegate Control Wizard Cannot Be Used to Remove Groups or Users
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=229873

Administrative Tool Menu Is Sensitive to User's Permissions
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=214739

Active Directory Database Size and Delegation Access Rights
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=197054

How To Delegate the Unlock Account Right
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=294952
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