Giving local admin permissions rather than domain admin rights
Posted on 2010-09-03
I was just hired on as a contractor at this company (it's a contract-to-hire). They have approx. 300 servers in the environment, virtual and physical. There are a mix of Windows Server 2003 and 2008 all in Standard, Enterprise, and R2 or each.
Currently they only have domain admin rights for the systems admins. They would like to be able to give me (and future contractors) local admin rights on about 200 of the servers, the other 100 are regulated and thus they do not give contractors access to those servers.
The question is this: How can they provide me local admin rights on the 200 selected servers without giving domain admin rights and without having to give local admin rights to each individual server one at a time?