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How do I create a custom "AD users and computers" that only allows changing of passwords and unlocking accounts

Posted on 2009-02-20
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I want to create an interface to allow CSRs to unlock Active Directory accounts.  I don't want to install the Admin Pak as the "Account Operators Group" will give them too much power.
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tigermatt earned 1000 total points
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You'd first have to delegate the appropriate permissions over the OUs the users need control on. This is achieved using the Delegation of Control wizard. http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/Windows2000/AdminTips/Miscellaneous/UsingtheDelegationofControlWizardStep-by-step.html

Once you've done that, in order to create a custom view, you'd need to create an Active Directory Taskpad. This allows you to specify default operations in the MMC view which the users have quick access to: http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/25346/how-can-i-create-a-taskpad-in-a-windows-xp-microsoft-management-console-mmc-console.html


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