Add users to Local Administrators Group

Posted on 2011-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have users that I need to add to windows Local Administrators group. These users are not Domain admins.
Is there any way to achieve this without using a script?

Question by:jskfan
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Philip Elder earned 167 total points
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As long as the Group Policy Client Side Extensions are installed on Vista and prior OSs you can deliver any AD domain user to the local admin group via Group Policy Preferences.

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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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You can also use Restricted Groups in a GPO. If you wish you can check this guide.


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dcraft earned 166 total points
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if the clients are XP Pro, you can Start, Run, control userpasswords2 and simply add the domain user as a local administrator

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oriziv earned 167 total points
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In your active directory, create a group of all users you want to add to the local admins group.
Then create a GPO and configure the "restricted group" item to add the group you created to the local admin group.
follow this link for a more detailed instructions:

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thanks guys

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