Provide Local Admin Rights

Posted on 2012-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-09-20
Maybe this is super easy, maybe not.

My boss, when he logs in to the domain, wants to have Admin rights to his PC.  If I give him Admin rights from the server plugin, is he now an Admin on his PC, or is he an admin on the server?  I hesitate to give him Domain Admin rights.

I know I can do it by visiting his PC and doing it locally through Control Panels -> Users, but I'd like to avoid a visit if I can.
Question by:dougp23
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    Expert Comment

    I don't know what plugin you're using, but why not just use remote desktop to elevate the rights on the machine, so you're sure?
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    Accepted Solution

    If you only want his pc it is very easy.

    Start run | type mmc hit enter | add snap in | local users and groups | type his computer name | open the administators group on his machine and add him as a member.

    He logs out and back in and he is an admin
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    by:Timothy McCartney
    Start > Run > Type: control userpasswords2 > click OK
    Click Add, type the username and domain and click next
    Select the administrator group and click finish
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    Author Comment

    Thanks xx, that was what I was looking for.

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