admin rights on windows server

can you provide some practical examples of when an employee needs to be granted local admin permissions on a windows server, i.e. what tasks require admin permissions. we are risk assessing all accounts with admin access to the servers and could do with some common tasks on windows servers whereby admin rights are essential
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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
is this Domain Environment or Workgroup ?
pma111Author Commented:
domain env
Sajid Shaik MSr. System AdminCommented:
in domain scenarios some sort of the servers like Database, Application servers etc, kind of servers need administrative spillages to Install, Access Admin level privileges it's mandatory to give the local admin rights to the related specific server Administrators.

 i hope you got the point.

all the best
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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
there is no need of local/domain admin rights for any ordinary employee except IT related persons because they are responsible for managing backups, event logs, user accounts, scheduling tasks, etc.

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Sajid Shaik MSr. System AdminCommented:
if the scenario is for users ... in case a user is accessing shared folder on that machine or any shared resources you can give that specific user per mission to full access on that specific resource to share that folder with others

i.e Accounts department can share all files with all department users and manager is having full access right to access delete create folders, sharing permissions on that specific folder or resource.

all the best
Even for those working in IT, make sure you give them two accounts, one to logon as user, and a separate account that has the necessary admin rights which they would use when elevated rights are needed. Teach them not to logon to the PC/Server with that account, but rather just to open the application or whatever it is using it, for example when UAC pops up.
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