How can I grant a user RDC rights or admin rights to a domain controller?

Hi Experts,

  I have a domain controller and I want to grant a domain user rights to rdc to this server. I go into computer manage but I don't see users/groups.
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Bruno PACIIT ConsultantCommented:

No you can not give someone specific admin rights to a specific domain controller... Domain controllers share the SAME accounts and group database and if you add a member to the administrators group of a Domain Controller then you make that for ALL domain controllers of the domain.

By the way, on a domain controller, what is usually called the SAM does not exist anymore. That's why you find nothing in "Computer Management"/"Users and groups".
Domain controllers only use the domain accounts database that is called Active Directory.

To manage accounts and groups of the Active Directory database you have to use the "Active Directtory Users and Computers" console in "Administrativ Tools" programs group.

Again, as the account database is the same for all DCs, what you do on a DC is automically done the same on all other DCs of the same domain.

Have a good day...

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What do you want the user to do on the DC?

If you want him to manage something in AD you can do the following.

You can give a user access to an OU in AD & let them manage that.
Right click OU > Delegate control > follow the wizard & select permission as needed.

Then use admin tools on his client to access the server.
frankbustosAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help and explanation.
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