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server 2012 essentials local administrator on workstation

Posted on 2014-12-14
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I have just installed the essentials role on a VM.  When you run the connect program from a workstation (http://<local domain>/connect) you can set which users can use this workstation and it appears then gives them local admin rights on that workstation.  I cannot work out (having spent a lot of time on google trying to find out) how you can subsequently add or remove those users.

The only way I can find to do it is to run connect again on the workstation and either change its name or remove the computer account from AD (through the essentials dashboard).

I cannot believe that there is not a simpler way of doing this and I must be missing something blatantly obvious.  The only machine setup I can find in the users account in the dashboard is to say which computers the user can be remote controlled.
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You can remove the user from the local Administrators group on the workstation itself.

Click on Start > right click on Computer > Manage or alternatively click on Start > Run (or press the Windows + R keys simultaneously) > type in compmgmt.mscOK
Expand System ToolsLocal Users and Groups > click on Groups > right click on Administrators on the right hand pane > Properties > remove the user account in question from this group > OK when done
Log the user out then log back in, they should no longer have Administrator access
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Many thanks,  subtly different to the way it works on 2008!   I can also add users from the domain into the administrative group
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