troubleshooting Question

Domain Admin Group Level Access

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Domain Admin Group. As of now we have four actual people in the domain admin security group, the administrator account and then a handful of service accounts that primarily read AD...example a C# program logs in using windows credentials but uses the service account to authenticate with AD, another example is using service accounts to run services on specific servers.

My question. the four people only need access to this group for access to servers  and network shares (I can get rid of this).
Administrator account of course has to stay.

This leaves my service accounts, whats the best way to go about removing these accounts from domain admin group while still allowing them permission to run the actions they run?
is it through group policy or local server access?

Looking for how we can minimize risk, also curious- how you treat your domain administrator account password? We have it pretty much limited to only access servers from a login standpoint, but who has access to this password, what do you guys use it for if anything?
Mike T
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