adding domain users to local admin

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October 31, 2012 at 00:59:36
Specs: Windows 2008, 2G

We have an AD Windows 2008 R2 server with Windows 7 clients, some clients I have added their domain login to the local admin group because they need it to run specific software that needs local admin rights but I also wanted to create a GPO to add a group of domain logins to this local admin group for each station without deleting the existing ones that are already on it, so it's like merging them.

I have tried to follow this guide and other similar one, they seem to all say if I use " this group is a member of" "instead of member of this group" then I should be able to just merge or add my domain groups to it but whatever I do it just seems to replaces the local admin with whatever I have in the GPO. Am I reading it wrong and that is not how this restricted group is suppose to be used for?


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December 18, 2012 at 17:21:43
Short of changing their active directory values in "Member of"; I really don't know how to proceed from here.

Unless you give them the local password to their computer and tell them to right click and select "Run As Administrator". That would void having to do a GPO in the first place in your case I think.

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
Serving the South Bay Since 1999

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