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Domain administrator group add into local administrator group

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As I understand , once we join a computer to domain , the domain administrator group will be added into local administrator group .

So, by then the local administrator can act as domain administrator to manage all the domain setting including domain GPO ??  Am I right ??? Please confirm .

If I am right, then the branch office administrator ( local administrator ) can "control" head office domain administrator jobs ???
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No. The domain administrator is also a local admin. But the local admin is not a domain administrator. So everything is still secure.
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As I understand , once we join a computer to domain , the domain administrator group will be added into local administrator group .

Ans = Yes

So, by then the local administrator can act as domain administrator to manage all the domain setting including domain GPO ??  Am I right ??? Please confirm .

Ans = No, local adminstrator cannot act as domain administrator. For Ex. Try this by adding a domain user to the adminstrators group. Even if you are logged on as "local" adminstrator on computer it will ask to provide domain adminstrator credentials.

If I am right, then the branch office administrator ( local administrator ) can "control" head office domain administrator jobs ???

Ans = Incorrect the bracnh office local admin cannot control head office domain administrator jobs
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Levels of access from lowest to highest
Limited local user
Limited domain user
Local power user
Domain power user
Local admin
Domain admin

Domain based groups have higher ranking because they are to limited to a single machine even though they have the same level rights on each machine.
There are other domain based groups the provide different access lever, rights, but are not mortar to the comparison here dealing with domain versus equivalent local accounts.
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