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How to change access rights on domain user accounts to be able to download programs and delete icons?

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Hello Experts,

Can someone tell me how I go about adjusting access rights and settings on a user's profile?  We have a domain configuration using Active Directory in Windows SBS 2011 and Exchange 2010.  This user needs to be able to download programs and delete icons off their desktop without having to put in the administrator login credentials.  Where do I go to change these settings?
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by:Kimputer
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From the Server, go to computer management (compmgmt.msc), connect to the PC in question, in the user and groups, add this user to the administrator group. Now that user has admin rights only on that computer and not on the domain.
Another way is to just go to that computer, log in as domain admin, go to compmgmt.msc and add the user to the administrator group.
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Olaf De Ceuster earned 2000 total points
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The easiest way is in the SBS console under Network>computers> highlight the computer and choose computer properties > user access> make the user a local admin under access level. This is NOT a domain admin only  a local admin.

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In Users on the local machine make that domain user a "power user"
Hope that helps,
Olaf
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by:Brent Johnson
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Thank you!  Worked instantly upon a reboot of the computer.
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by:Mahesh
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For deleting desktop icons standard user do not require admin rights as he is having full access to his Profile \ desktop

Also what you mean by download programs ?
Are you talking about downloading program from internet or (install) what exactly ?

In order to download programs from internet, again you do not require admin rights.

If you want to install software, then I don't think there is any alternative available other than adding user in local admin group
Alternatively you could deploy required software's through GPO if possible

Mahesh
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