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Does anyone know if a tool exists that can grant users temp local admin rights on a pc?

A way of maybe granting it them for 30mins or current windows session etc?
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Hmm. I may have come across this before.
Can you tell me what exactly do you wanna do in that 30mins so that I can give you other suggestions.
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Sometimes the runas command doesn't work for me and its just a pain giving the user admin rights, logging them out then back in, installing something, then removing the rights again etc etc. I figured there must be a tool out there that does this for me.

Basically I'm just being a bit lazy, haha.
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Well if you have a software file in the format .exe or whatever that you do not mind user installing themselves I suggets using tqcrunas http://www.appdeploy.com/downloads/detail.asp?id=310
I have used this before and it works like a charm. It is worth for its price.
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Firstly, promoting them for 30mins etc. is complicated in itself.
Secondly, the user will need to LOG OFF and re LOGIN to get the admin level access
Thirdly, it poses a security risk.

I suggest you try TQCRUNAS, as mentioned above.
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Hii fgs5635, this question has been open for a while. Would you please assign points if issue is resolved
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Will do. One last question before I give the points. Is there a tool out there that can scan your network and give you a report of who has local admin rights on each pc?
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Hi fgs5635,

You do not really need a tool for this purpose.
I have written a script for you to do this.
Create a share on the server with read/write access to everyone. Lets say it is X:\ drive
Now roll out a logon script using group policy to all the PCs.

logon.bat
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@echo off
net use X: /delete /yes
net use X: \\server_name\Share_name
c:\
net localgroup administrators > x:\%coumputername%.txt
net use X: /delete /yes
exit
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This way under your X:\ drive you will have a file with the coumputername as the name of the file and the contenyts will tell you the local admins. Any more help let me know
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Sorry made a slight spell in the above script
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@echo off
net use X: /delete /yes
net use X: \\server_name\Share_name
c:\
net localgroup administrators > x:\%computername%.txt
net use X: /delete /yes
exit
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Excellent.

thanks a lot
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