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What is the difference between the Administrators group and the Domain Admins group?

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What is the difference between the Administrators group and Domain Admins group within Active Directory 2008?
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Domain Admins

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Members of this group have full control of the domain. By default, this
group is a member of the Administrators group on all domain controllers, all
domain workstations, and all domain member servers at the time they are
joined to the domain.

Administrators

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Members of this group have full control of all domain controllers in the
domain. By default, the Domain Admins and Enterprise Admins groups are
members of the Administrators group.
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There was also a really great thread on activedir a few years ago   http://www.activedir.org/ListArchives/tabid/55/forumid/1/postid/25864/view/topic/Default.aspx

when joe (listmail) and dmitri (internal MS dev) chime in on the same thread then that is a great thread :)

Like they said someone in the builtin Admin group can make themselves a DA so be careful when giving someone either of these elevated rights.
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