Clone AD Permissions From One Existing User To Another

Posted on 2014-08-08
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Last Modified: 2014-08-08

Is there a way that I can clone active directory permissions from one user to another?

I manage a domain and for some reason one user keeps getting a Windows - 'Open File Security Warning'. All machines are imaged identically and no other user experiences this. I have scanned to malware and viruses - some malware was removed but the problem persisted.

I'm thinking that if I can clone ALL of the permissions from a working AD account to my ailing user account it may solve the issue.

Any answers or advice greatly appreciated.
Question by:IT Guy
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Amit earned 1000 total points
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You can goto to DSA.MSC, find working user, right click>copy and follow the steps.
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Brad Groux earned 1000 total points
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This is something I'd accomplish with a PowerShell script.

Example of cloning the account:
Get-QADUser 'John Doe' -export | New-QADUser -ParentContainer mydomain.local/test -Name 'Jane Doe' -SamAccountName jane.doe -DisplayName 'Jane Doe' -FirstName Jane -LastName Doe -UserPassword 'P@ssword' -import

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Then copying group permissions:
(Get-QADUser 'John Doe').MemberOf | Add-QADGroupMember -Member ps64\jane.doe

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by:IT Guy
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Thank's guys. Both solved the problem and both were equally good - only EE doesn't allow me to state that.

Have a good weekend.

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