Delegate admin permission to user and deny it from entering remote desktop connection to the server


Please, we have windows server 2008 R2 and I want to delegate some of the admin authority to a user. This user must have the permission to join/unjoin computers to a domain and must have the ability to install and uninstall programs. The most important is to deny this user from entering to the server using the remote desktop connection. What group/groups I should add this user to and how I can do that

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Abhilash PappiyilTechnical Lead - Network SupportCommented:

Delegate a user to join/unjoin computers in a domain, refer :-

You can configure a computer policy (which is getting applied to the server) and add the user to the "Deny logon through Terminal Services" settings of the GPO, which will block user to access the server through RDP. (Make sure the user is not in the "Remote Users" group added to the server system properties & make sure the GPO is not getting applied to other servers, otherwise this user willnot abe able to rdp to those servers also. ) OR edit the LOCAL POlicy of the server, follow the steps below:-

1) Start | Run | Gpedit.msc if editing the local policy or chose the appropriate policy and edit it.

2) Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | User Rights Assignment.

3) Find and double click "Deny logon through Remote Desktop Services"

4) Add the user p that you would like to deny remote access.

Click ok.

Reboot the server.


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