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GPO to add domain admin to local admin
Is there a GPO that I can add the Domain Admins group to all the local admins group on all computers? DC's are 2008 and clients are XP and Win7. Thanks.
Windows Server 2008
8/22/2022 - Mon
Consider implementing a GPO with Restricted Groups.
Domain Admins by default get added to the local computer Admins group when a computer/server is added to the domain. Has is been manually removed?
All Domain Admins are members of the local group.
You can verify this with the following command:
net localgroup Administrators
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By Default Domain Admins are already local admins
I thought they did as well, but at least on one PC it's not. This is a problem since a user will be logged on then a Domain Admin comes by and cannot log them off and has to shut down the computer and log back in.
So how can I just create a GPO that will cover all that?
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Name: Restricted Groups
Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Restricted Groups -> Right-click Add Group -> Type Administrators (DO NOT Browse) -> click Add for members of this group and Click Add -> Browse for Domain Admins
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