help creating domain admins group with similiar permissions


i am trying to create a domain admins group; essentially a copy of the group.  how would i go about by doing this?
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
There are really two parts of this - permissions to AD and permissions to workstations.

Are you more interested in delegating Active Directory permissions? If so, see this guide:

If you want certain people to be admins of local computers, you will want to configure restricted groups. here is an article on that:
Creating a group is easy enough.

1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.


2. Right-click on the Organizational Unit (OU) you want to create the group in and choose [b]'New' --> 'Group'[/b].


3. Fill in the Group Name, choose the Group Scope and Group Type.

Capture.JPGGroup Scope allows for you to "identify the extent to which the group is applied to the domain tree or forest" - Source; while Group Type specifies whether the group in question is a distribution (email list) or security (permission) group.  You can read more about groups, their definitions and their uses here - Understanding Groups.In order to provide the same rights to the new group members as Domain Admin's provides to it's group members you will want to make sure that your new group is a 'Member Of' the same groups as Domain Admin's.Capture.JPGAfter that, it's a simple matter of adding the 'Members' in Domain Admin's to the 'Members in your new group.

Beyond this, is the matter of adding your new group to the Administrators group on each individual workstation/member server in your domain.  This can be handled in numerous ways (scripts, group policy, etc.).


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"essentially a copy of the group" - what would that be good for? Without knowing, how could one answer?
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Why you want to create a group, which already exist. If you are looking for group to manage member servers, however no permission on AD. Then you create new group, create a GPO and add to admin or restricted group in GPO and push GPO to member server.
I agree with my fellow experts here 100% what are you trying to accomplish? What is your need for creating this new group?
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