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user rights to uninstall and install on a domain, do they have to be domain admin? administrator wont enable uninstall...

Hi all,

quick one here,

we have a IT junior now in our office and ive created him a seperate account to install and uninstall software, i put  the new account in the administrators group, this lets him install but not uninstall

what rights does he need to do both?

also if it is domain admin, how can i prohibit him rdping in this account to the servers?

Windows Server 2008

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Robin CM

8/22/2022 - Mon
Robin CM

Administrator does allow both install and uninstall.
Anyone in the administrators group can by default use RDP. You can block this by using a deny against a different group (that he could be a mamber of) or against his account explicitly (bit nasty though). This isn't ideal as you'd have to make the deny change on each server.
You should have a separate "Server Admins" group that gives server admin right without being a domain admin.
Then have other server admin groups for different types of server, e.g. exchange admins, terminal server admins, SQL admins to make it more granular. Depends on the size of your IT facilities of course.
Don't make somebody you don;t trust a domain admin, they could cause massive damage unintentionally (or intentionally!).

really hmmm, it wont let him uninstall when hes logged in with this account thats a member of administrators, ive seen it myself too

but if administrators can rdp in, i dont want him in that group either
ive created a security group called machine admins, how do i apply features to this group?
i.e uninstall and install software only, thats all i want him to do really

Robin CM

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