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Limited Active Directory permissions for non admin user

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Hello,
We have hired a Level 1 tech with about a year of experience. we want him to be able to reset passwords and unlock user accounts in active directory without giving him admin rights. i vaguely remember an AD tool (MMC) that was loaded to the local machine that would do this but i read somewhere that it was discontinued after Server 2000.

Any Ideas?

Thanks, and here is relevent info.

Server 2008.
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by:Mike Kline
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Great question and good thought to not give them domain admin.  The tool they would use is Active Directory Users and Computers

You can delegate tasks to the Level 1 tech using the delegation control wizard.  The wizard gives you some decent default choices.

You can also extend that wizard

http://adisfun.blogspot.com/2009/08/extend-ad-delegation-control-wizard.html

Thanks

Mike
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by:CLSmithAdmin
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Thank you for this, but how then does the user get to AD users and groups? he doesn't have rights to log into the Domain controller where AD is located. is there a remote MMC for AD Users and Computers? I suggested to my counterpart a RDP session directly to that, using admin credentials, but he is skeptical.
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Mike Kline earned 500 total points
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You can download the RSAT tools on the users machine   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7887

more on the install http://www.petri.co.il/remote-server-administration-tools-for-windows-7.htm

Thanks

Mike
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by:CLSmithAdmin
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Thank you very much!
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No problem, and nice work not making him an admin.

Thanks

Mike
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