AD Delegation

Hi Experts,

I am in the process of streamlining permissions for our support team. I wan to take away domain admins access from this user group.

What permission should I grant this helpdesk group?

I would like this group to be able to join computers to the domain, add/delete new users in AD, etc.

I have a few steps in mind but I just want to get some feedback on this item.
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MAS (MVE)Connect With a Mentor Technical Department HeadCommented:
Hi Teavana,
Create a group. Add all required members in that.
Please edit the existing group policy. Navigate to Computer Configuration-->WindowsSettings-->SecuritySettings-->LocalPolicies--> UserRightsAssigment. Double click "Add Workstations to domain" and add the newly created group.
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
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TeavanaAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for responding, I appreciate it. I am review these recommendations now.
Like mentioned above, group the users whow should do those tasks and follow the delegation wizard available within Active Directory Users and Computers (dsa.msc). That is you don't need too much granularity. You could pick the exact permissions yourself but it's a little more troublesome.

To avoid problems, I would recommending you to familiarize yourself with a test environment until you know exactly what you are doing and what you need. Delegations can be very quick and easy to implement, but less so to roll back.
Naveen SharmaCommented:
Grant a Helpdesk/Support user rights to join computers to domain:

You can use Delegation of Control Wizard. Select the "Create a custom task to delegate" option, followed by "Only the following objects in this folder", "Computer objects", "Create selected objects in this folder" and "Delete selected objects in this folder" choices. Grant the target group Read Name permissions.

Securing Active Directory Administrative Groups and Accounts: 

Keeping your Active Directory secure when delegating privileges to users:
TeavanaAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your help.
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