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newbie question on Domain permissions

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I have just added a new server to a company for the first time. Prior to this they were just using a workgroup. The server I installed is SBS 2008 and all of the computers are Vista 32 bit.
I can't figure out the computer permissions. Before I migrated I used the "Windows Easy Transfer" and backed up all of the user data. Then I used http://connect to add the computer to the domain. Then I used the "Easy Transfer" again to restore all of their files and settings.

Within SBS everybody is a standard user. Yet about half of the users have local admin rights on their PC's while the other half don't.
I have 2 questions:
1. How do I modify these "Standard Users" to lose their local admin rights?
2. What did i screw up to cause this in the first place?
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you can set local admin via group policy, or manually - if you havent used group policy, the likely cause is that the "easy transfer" (which is really just the USMT) - has migrated the local admin group membership (something i only found out the other day it does and is not configurable - until usmt 4.0 comes out)
So, depending on the amount of machines were talking here, you can either go around and manually delete it, write yourself a startup script to do it, or use group policy
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I gather that Ican modify this locally on the computers? I assume that is is through Control Panel users, however, I don't think that Domain accounts show up here. How would I do this?
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huh? you want to remove domain user accounts from local admin on the machines right?
Computer management | local users and groups | groups | administrators | remove the people you dont want in there.
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Thanks!!
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