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Delegation read only to certain AD folders

Posted on 2011-09-26
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Ok, I know of the delegation wizard, and installing the adminpak.msi for a user you want to delegate certain functions. This is my scenario, I want to give the adminpak to a user to have read only, but on only certain folders/OU's in AD. If the user connects using UAC they connect with no problem with read only. Why, when I have not set any permissions. And is there a best practice for this scenario where to allow certain folders/OU's read only access and others not even able to click on?
I can certainly add the user to each, read on some and deny on others, but this seems a bit much. Any suggestions?
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Create Taskpads.

http://www.petri.co.il/create_taskpads_for_ad_operations.htm

You can create a task pad that only shows them what you want them to see.
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Taskpads looks like a user friendly form of the delegation wizard, however, it still does not accomplish what I'm looking for.
I want to load adminpak.msi on a regular users machine and have them connect to AD UAC with read only, but either not see or not be able to open certain OU's. So far, I can only accomplish the disappearing OU's by adding the user to the OU and choosing deny.
In addition, it seems as if nothing is preventing a regular user from adding an mmc snapin of AD UAC and viewing read only, which I find strange.
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Yes taskpads were designed so you can give normal users certain views that the administrator wants them to see.

Installing adminpak is designed for administrators.  i'd say that what you are trying to do will cause massive administrative overhead.

You can create a taskpad which just tabs all the ou's you want them to have access to. That will solve the only showing them what ou you want.

I beleive all users have read only access to Active Directory UAC so a taskpad is all you need.

Id say you need to create a group policy to stop certain users from playing around with users and computers.
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Ok, using the MMC method, users by default have read only. How do you make the TaskPad hide certain OU's? Essentially, since read only already exists, I just need to hide a few OU's within the MMC of AD UAC.
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you cannot hide ous without adding the users to each ou and choosing deny as you described above.

you can right click create new task pad view on every ou you want the users to see.

if there are lots of ous you want them to see, it might get a bit messy.
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