Giving user admin rights

January 12, 2007 at 13:48:52
Specs: Server 2003, Dual P3 1000 / 2G
Hi guys. I have a server i have been experimenting with. I have been working things out for myself with the help of luck, google, books, luck, microsoft site, and luck.
I started with no server experience at all, but managed to setup Active Directory, added users(my kids), who log into the domain.
Ok, enough rambling.
I have my own account "darren", but no matter what groups i make me a member of, i still don't have full admin rights when i log in.
If i start my XP machine up and log in as the administrator of the domain, then i have no problems. But not as "darren", despite matching up the info that is in the administrator properties.
I'm all googled out, so if someone could give me a clue i'd really appreciate it.
Thanks for reading.

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January 12, 2007 at 14:55:52
Hi again. Well i finally worked it out after creating another test user. Flippin obvious really but i've no experience at the moment.
For anyone that might stumble across a similiar problem, i right clicked my username and added to the Domain Administrators group. Up until then i believed that Domain Controller would give administrator abilities.


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January 18, 2007 at 21:05:20
first off you dont ant to give your main account Domain admin rights ... use another account for that.

just add your user into the "local administrator" group. you dont need to be a domain admin to be a dmin of a local workstation. you can do this by right clicking "my computer" from desktop and choosing manage. locate users and groups, choose admin group and add your domain account to it. the yourdomain/darren or user

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