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In AD when selecting properties for a user or group with advanced features checked under view, this enables a security tab.  We have users in this tab that can change passwords and reset passwords.  Where are these users defined to have these permissions?  We have a desktop admins group but the user has been removed.  I am not sure if that is where they get the permissions from, just thought I would mention that.  I would like to remove a few of the users but they are in every user/group.

Running 2008 R2 domain/forest.
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If you go into the advanced settings on the security tab it will show you where it is getting the inherited permissions from.

 
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You can right-click on an OU and select delegate control.  That walks you through a wizard that allows you to grant access to other users in the maner that you're speaking of.
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KenMcF - I see where the inheritence is coming from.  Can you just remove the user?

rstaats - I ran the delegate control wizard and I did not have the option to remove any users, so I am not sure how the users were granted these privlidges or if it is an issue with rasing the domain/forest level to 2008 R2 from 2003.  I can not remember if we used the delegate control wizard but if we did I would think the users should be removed in the same manner that they were added????
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If it is a user account yes you can just remove from where the perms are set. But this will remove these permissions from everywhere below where there perms are set. Is this what you are looking to do?
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KenMcF- Two of the uers worked at the help desk and have moved to other positions.  I want to remove them so they no longer can reset/change passwords.  What do yo mean "but this will remove these permissions from everywhere below where there perms are set."
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can you send a screen shot of what you have.

From what you described it sounds like you are giving individual users this access, I prefer to do this by security groups. If you would remove one of these users from the security tab then that user will not have the access to OUs. Groups, Users below where the permissions where removed depending on what permissions it had.
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KenMcF - File attached  We have a group in there, not sure why the users are as well.  Just trying to clean this up a bit.
security-tab.docx
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In my opinion I would remove all users and assign all your needed permissions to security groups. Then add all your users to these groups. Then when you need to remove or add users to this access you would just add or remove from the groups and not have to remove individual users. You can set the permissions through the delegation wizard.
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Ken,

Thanks for all your help!
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