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Local admin on a DC

On my DC I do not have the usual local users and groups folder within computer management. I want to give a user local admin rights in this machine. How do I do this?
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Kimba123
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
There is no such thing as a local computer administrator on a domain controller.
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pony10usCommented:
Domain controllers have NO local users and computers. Unless there is a specific need such as a DC being used as a file server, it is not a good idea.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
try to run:

lusrmgr.msc

it will bring the local users and computer, but I had not tried it on DCs.
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Kimba123Author Commented:
In order create an account within Backup Exec it requires the AD account has domain and local admin rights to the computer. An I right in thinking, then, that this 'local' term refers to the built in administrators security group? Is this the same as a local admin?
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pony10usCommented:
DC's use the domain admin account (members of the the group) as the local admin.

You can set specific rights to users through AD that are needed for the DC/Backup Exec. Normally you would create a service account for this purpose.
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Krzysztof PytkoActive Directory EngineerCommented:
Just simply create a domain account with password never expires and make it a member of "Backup Operators" builtin group in AD. That's enough to perform backup and restore data.
Backup Operators group you will find in ADUC console under "builtin" conatiner

Regards,
Krzysztof
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Kimba123Author Commented:
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