How to grant a user 'local' admin on a DC
Posted on 2008-10-08
We have a small domain with 3 servers. Only 1 was a DC. I took the step of upgrading a 2nd to DC for obvious reasons. One of our users controls print queues and another administrates a website and IIS/SQL on the promoted DC and both were in the local admin group previously. They need to be admins on the server, but I don't want either to be a domain admin as I don't want prevent access to the other 2 servers.
I put together a GP that included the "Administrators" Security group for the 2nd DC, and added their user names to it. It didn't work, although I half didn't expect it to. I know this GP is correct, because I have other identical GPs for groups of PCs elsewhere in the domain.
Can anyone suggest a decent solution to the problem of giving a user account 'local' admin access on a DC?