Make the Default User a PowerUser

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
How do you make the Default User account automatically give power user privileges to anyone who logs into a PC from AD? Or do you assign this ability somewhere else in XP.

Example I have a PC on a domain, when a domain user logs in to the PC for the first time i want the default profile to give them PowerUser ability. I have configured the Default profile for everything i want but this one last little bit.

Any ideas?
Question by:Daniel_P67
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    Accepted Solution

    Just add the "Domain Users" group in the local "PowerUsers" group.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks, I was thinking of it a different way, but that works just fine!

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