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Cannot Install Programs as Domain Administrator

Posted on 2011-02-21
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We have given a user on a domain admin rights so a program could be installed. After, trying to install the program as the user with admin rights the program will not be install. When logging in under the administrator for the local machine program installs correctly.

The user with admin rights cannot install programs please help.
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can you check the local machine admin group and verify that domain admin is a member ?
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yes it is.   A little more info might help.  The server was currently upgraded to SBS2008 or actually replaced.  They were running a SBS2003 domain.  Looks like the profile could be corrupted.  Could that be the case?
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what about if you give another user domain admin, and try logging onto that user on the workstation, if this works it points to a profile issue, if it fails it points to a machine issue.
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you could also try re-joining the domain.
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by:maximus7569
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Yeah that is a good idea.  Let me try that and will let you know.
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by:woolnoir
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try both the other user, and the rejoin.. both will assist in our diagnosis :)
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Will do. I am waiting for the user to get done with some work and I will try.
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by:maximus7569
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Tried a different user and still get the same issue I also rejoined and still get the same issue
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and the membership of the local admin group on the machine ?

and do you have any group policies applied to the machine.
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by:maximus7569
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No it is not, when I try to add the  his account to the local admin group on his machine it will not allow me too, it will not take admin credentials to add it.   No group policies have been added besides default SBS GPO's
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by:woolnoir
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just to confirm, the local admin group doesn't have Domain\domain admins ?

are there any local policies applied to the machine controlling membership of the local admin group ? gpedit.msc
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It will not allow me to add the user to the local admin group because under locations it just shows his computer and not the domain
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I also logged in using the admin account on the local machine and tried adding domain users to the administrator group and still having the same issue
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is it only a problem on this one machine ?

> It will not allow me to add the user to the local admin group because under locations it just shows his computer and not the domain

mmm - how much work is re-building his machine, there is a point when you have to weigh a reinstall v's further diagnosis...
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I disjoined and rejoined him to the domain and it solved the issue.  I appreciate the help!  
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