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How to create a Group Policy in SBS 2008 server - to allow users admin access to local computers ?

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Windows XPSBSWindows Server 2008
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We have a Windows SBS 2008 Server (AD,DNS,exchange )
We have around 35 users in our network.
Every user has a network id to login to there computers.

We have to do a maintenance on the computers, which require admin access.

Instead of we logging manually to each pc as administrator, I wanted to temporarily create a Group Policy and apply it to the entire domain, so that every network user will have admin rights on there local computer.

How can I do this ? Please walk me through these steps on creating a GP on a windows SBS 2008 server.

This policy is only for a limited time, we will disable later once we are done with the maitenance.