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Permissions problems when rejoining an XP Pro machine back to the Domain

Posted on 2006-04-27
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I'm having various permissions problems with the XP Pro machine after it was rebuilt and then rejoined to the Domain.
The operating System is Enterprise Server 2003

When a user that is in the Domain Administrators group logs on to the Domain, using the rebuilt machine, it does not have the  permissions of an Administrator on that machine.  The only way to get those permissions is to log on as the "Domain Administrator".

When I rejoined the machine to the Domain the only thing I did was to log on as a user in the Administrators group of the Domain.  I was kind of surprised that I didn't have t delete the old machine from the Domain and let it add itself back in?

Any help would be appreciated

Question by:c7c4c7
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Cherukuri30 earned 2000 total points
ID: 16553776
add the domain user account in the rebuilt xp machine. if there is domain user like "sales", then add this sales user as a local Administrator in the rebuilt machine.

Guess you know how to add other wise in the rebuilt XP machine:

Open Control Panel -> User Accounts

Since it is allready adde to the domain it will prompt you for the user name and password then give the Domain Administrator username, password and domain name. Once you supplied these credentials you can add the domain user as an administrator in the local machine.

once you entered into User Account click on add then give the domain user name and domain name and in the permissions select others and in the list it should be Administrator

Author Comment

ID: 16559359
O.K. that works but what I don't understand is

Why did I have to specify this user explicitly, I had all ready added the Admistrator's group from the Domain to the local machines


Expert Comment

ID: 16559602
What do you mean "added Administrators froup from the Domain" and how did you do that?

Author Comment

ID: 16580971
I took a look at it and realized that i really had not added the Administrators group.  Sorry for the bum info

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