IT Administration Toers

Can anyone provide advice/best current practice for setting up IT administration tiers in order to delegate administration access to various levels of ability? I know there are a lot of ways to do this but looking for new best practice ideas...
Vincent DAsked:
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
What roles will your people be covering?

How large is your IT department?  If it is small tiers might not be that important.

What are you personally thinking you want to apply.

I will use my HR department as an example.
I have 5 level of security access.
1 is the least amount of access where 5 is full access
The head of hr gives will request that this user should be level 1, but if a user that has level 3 access they will be nested in level 2 and level 2 is nested in level 1.

I manage 3 guys in my IT department and they all have the same rights I have, but are instructed to ask me before making any production change. The routine things like account creation, group creation and things like that they do not report back for, but a AD or Exchange change those are the ones that need to have a bit more control over.

Maybe I can help if you give more information.
Ronald SchlageterCommented:

we scaling the access by skills/knowledge just for VM, databases, XEN etc.
especially global settings in VM, GPO's, XEN-Products, means all middleware product with high effect /critical level.

And I confirm as Yo-bee said, a documentation is very important.

We just have to ensure, that everybody in the team can fix daily issue by themselves and can run / check daily maintenance jobs.

For a useful scaling we created a list with all products and available scaling of permissions. We discussed it in the team.
These job need to do just one time. Later you can edit and extend products or use a tool for further documentation.  We also defined product Manager for all existing Hard and Software, so everybody have to care that documentations lifecycles of his product´s.

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