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Hi ,
I have created an OU that includes former domain admins. I want to give them local admin rights to all 100 member servers but no access to the domain controllers. The are out of the domain Admins group.
Can members of the built in group 'Domain computers' and server operators join a workstation in the domain ?
How should i build my Gropu policy to reach the above result ?

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who has permission to add a computer to the domain depends on this GPO setting:
default domaincontrollers policy - computer settings - windows settings - security settings - local policy -
user rights assignment - Add Workstations to domain.

next , you can group your servers in an OU and apply a policy to the OU which uses Restricted Groups to add a Domain group to the local admins group on these servers.
Of course you have to create a group with your former DA's.
Info on Restricted Groups: http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=279301

hope this helps!
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