admin rights policy xp & server 2008

Posted on 2011-04-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Setting up a new laptop with XP on network with server 2008.
The user is unable to install programs and updates because he  does not have admin rights. How do I change the policy  in Server 2008 to allow userse ability to install programs?
I am sure this is a simple process of editing a policy in server 2008 but I can't seem to find it.

Question by:ddp1960
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    Accepted Solution

    The best thing to do is make him a admin on the local laptop. That way he doesn't have to be part of the admin or power users on the domain.

    Log in to the laptop as an admin.

    Go to control panel - users


    Add the user from the domain

    Make them an admin

    Now they have admin control on that laptop alone.

    Author Comment

    That sounds like exactly what I want to do. I will try it in the morning to confirm. Thanks much

    Author Closing Comment

    Work great, thanks for the quick response.

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