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Assign Local PC Adminisistrator rights to Active Directory Domain user

As the question, I have setup a Windows 2000 Server with Active Directory and the clients are using windows xp or 2000 clients. They have to run their workstation program with local PC's administrator's right. However, I dont' know How I can grant domain user with local desktop administrator right. Can anybody tell me how to do?
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi thunderkt,

right click on my computer and select manage - local users and groups - groups - administrators

double click on it and click add, select your domain user
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thunderktAuthor Commented:
hi jay jay70
I have tried your method. But at first. I need to login as local PC administrator's right to config this setup
Since I am not login to domain, I cannot search the domain user by search function. But also I have just type the test 'DOMAIN\USER' at the search item. It just prompt me with error. It seems means if I am login as local administrator without domain, then I am not able to add anythings on the domain. How can I do then?

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
you can add a domain user when you are logged in locally,

is your machine a member of the domain? i am assuming yes?

you just need to look in the locations box when you are adding the user and make sure it is looking the domain
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SunshineVKCommented:
(1) Login with the Domain Admin account on the client machine.
(2) Right click my computer ==> Manage => Local Users & Groups
(3) Click on Groups
(4) On the right hand side double click Administrators
(5) Click on Add
(6) Ensure that you have "Users and Groups" in Object Type.
(7) Ensure that u have your domain name in the location
(8) Type the user name ==> click on Check names
(9) Click on Ok
(10) Click on OK
(11) Log off & logon with the user id in the domain
The domain users will now have local admin roights on the machine.

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
thats is an exact duplicate of what i have posted
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thunderktAuthor Commented:
whats wrong in my domain?
when I do the step  7, i cannot find my domain name.
but i can change my workstation's computer name.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
what happens when you hit the location tab, what do you see
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thunderktAuthor Commented:
when i hit the location name, i just see the local computer name
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
hmph, not so good, any DNS errors?
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SunshineVKCommented:
Can u remove the machine from the domain & add it again & then try the above.
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