Change from user to administrator, Server 2008

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I have a client who is a user on her domain.  She needs to be an administrator.

How so I make this change?


thedslguyComputer and Network ConsultantAsked:
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She will still need her user account.
a domain admin can create a -A account like username-a in the correct OU.  Or if there is already another one available just copy that account using her name and password.
Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
Never make a user who doesn't know what the h&ll they're doing an administrator.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
WHY do they need admin priviledges, note: I said NEED not WANT
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If the user wants to install software on her PC, then you would add user AD user account to the local administrators account on her computer.

If the user needs to manage AD objects then you'd want to create an OU and delegate rights to manage the objects.  For example, to set up delegated rights to create and manage users you would perform the following steps from the Active Directory Users and Computers console.

1. Create a new Group called [b][i]UserAccountAdmins [/i][/b]and add the user to the group.

2. Create a new Organizational Unit (OU) called [b][i]UserAccounts[/i][/b].

3. Right-click the [b][i]UserAccounts [/i][/b]OU and select Delegate Control to launch the Delegation of Control Wizard.

4. On the[b][i] Users or Groups [/i][/b]step, add the [b][i]UserAccountAdmins [/i][/b]group you created in step 1.

5. On the[b][i] Tasks to Delegate [/i][/b]step, ckeck the [b][i]Create, delete, and manage users accounts[/i][/b] item.

Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
Usually this request is prompted by the users desire to add software and/or printers to the station having nothing to do with domain administration.  If this is the case add a local user to the station and add her to the local admin group.  When she tries to install something or check protected settings she will be prompted for creds which are entered in the format:  "machine-name\local admin" name then password.

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thedslguyComputer and Network ConsultantAuthor Commented:
This was obvious. but I had overlooked it.


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