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setup delegation in Windows 2012 R2 active directory

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Hello Experts,

To reduce Domain Admin count we need to be able to give the non-Domain Admins ability to:

Mange DNS
Manage GPO
Manage Server Object
Manage Service Accounts
Manage User Objects

can you please provide instructions step by step to setup delegation for a group of users and/or individual users in AD to perform tasks above?
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DNS delegation is done in DNS management. You just Right Click the Server name in there, go to security, then set the permissions you want.

The same can be done in AD Users and Computers, but you have to have Advanced View enabled (Open ADUC, go to View, click Advanced Features). When that is enabled, you can right click the Domain or OUs you want to delegate, then go to properties, then click on the security tab. There are a lot of different types of access that can be granted, but you'll want to look for permissions related to Computer objects and User objects in the permissions list. You can also use the delegate access wizard in ADUC, but that has some limitations. Using the security tab is more granular. Note, also, that AD sees no difference between Servers and normal Computers from a permissions perspective. If you want them to have different permissions for Server objects and Computer objects, you will have to segregate them into different OUs, and delegate the permissions to the OUs individually.

GPO permissions are done in the Group Policy Management console. Click on an OU or the domain, then go to the Delegation tab. It will allow you to assign specific permissions (link GPOs, perform modelling analysis, etc) from there. You can grant permission to create GPOs by clicking on the Group Policy Objects folder, then selecting the Delegation tab. You'll have to delegate authority on existing GPOs by clicking the GPO, then going to the Delegation tab. This can only be done on a GPO by GPO basis. New GPOs will need to have permissions assigned as well.
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