Add domain user to the local administrators group without a domain controller

Posted on 2013-01-14
Last Modified: 2013-01-15

My domain controller is in Ireland and I'm in England. I am logging into my domain account with cached credentials. I want to add my domain account to the local administrators group so I'm not being prompted by UAC while trying to install or uninstall software.

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by:Mike Kline
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do you know how they are populating the local admins now?   You could try to add it manually to the local admin group but restricted groups is another way to go

Do you need it for this one machine or multiple machines?


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you'll need a Domain Controller to validate against.

You should be able to do this if you can VPN into the network (maybe in Ireland)

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by:IP4IT Staff
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Can I not do this without the VPN or domain controller just the Windows 7 PC?
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no.  The PC must be connected to the network where the domain account is valid and it must be verified against a DC.

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by:IP4IT Staff
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Can I completely copy the domain user's account to a local account that's a member of the local administrator group?
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You may be able to copy a user profile, but I don't believe that will not make it a domain user profile.
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McKnife earned 500 total points
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If it's really only the UAC that annoys you, there is a way around. Simply turn off UAC until you're done configuring and (un-)installing.

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