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My Managers are nice enough to hire a temp while I learn our companies software. while the temp is here he/she will need a decent amount of access to the network, however, I'm reluctant to give Administrator access.  On a windows 2003 active directory domain, is there a group I could put him/her in that should be sufficient but isn't Admin?
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Yes - there are several priviledge accounts in active directory

This page should clearly show you what they are and what you can assign this person to

http://ss64.com/nt/syntax-security_groups.html
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Hi,

Well, It depends what level of access you want to grant him/her or what would be the his/her responsibility under your absence.

In my cases, I assign user to "Account Operators" & "Server Operators" group so he/she can  create, modify, and delete accounts for users, groups, and computers located in the containers and OUs - except for the Domain Controllers OU. Cannot modify the Administrators or Domain Admins group. Also he/she woule be able to back up and restore files.

This list will also be helpful for you to decide: http://www.learnthat.com/Certification/learn/1095/Administering-Windows-2003-MCSE/page/40/

Regards,
Faraz H. Khan
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Are there any specific rights that you are wanting to give?  For instance, if this person needs to do backups, you can make them a member of the backup operaters group.  There isn't really a power user group in AD; only on a local machine.
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"Are there any specific rights that you are wanting to give?"
he/she will have to admin user accounts and probably backup servers.
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Then I would do like Faraz is suggesting.  In the users AD account, add to the members of tab "Account Operators" & "Server Operators".  This would include the ability to backup and restore files.

I would be reluctant to give any more rights than listed to a temp than absolutely necessary.  I would rather start with less and increase to more when needed.
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thank you, that was very helpful.
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