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how to disable 'protected' group

Posted on 2010-09-08
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Within our AD sctructure, I've discovered that a security group named "company employees" has been protected. Get-ADGroup -LDAPFilter "(objectcategory=group)(admincount=1)" proved this to be true.

This is preventing our help desk from changing passwords. I understand this isn't desired by any means. I'm just trying to fix it. How can I un-protect this group?
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You can set admincount back to 0 using adsiedit

This is all because of adminsdholder and the DS team had a good entry on it

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/05/07/five-common-questions-about-adminsdholder-and-sdprop.aspx

They linked to Michael Smith's blog which is also worth reading.

Thanks

Mike
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Thanks, giving that a try
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That worked, Thanks!
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Excellent, good work to make the change
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