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By andy_pickford ·
If you have a network of PC's and you wish to upgrade all the pc's to NT Workstation, how do you add all the users on the network to the NT User Administrator of each pc with out entering each one in to pc manually?

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by Phil MCSE/MCP+I In reply to New User Creation?

You can do if from a batch file (like in their logon script). Here is some batch code that should do what you want.
net use \\PDCname DomainAdminPassword /User:DomainNameDomainAdminUserName
net start netlogon
net localgroup Administrators "DomainName\Domain Users" /add

Each net command starts a new line (this windows trucates the lines. I personally have never had to use it, but always keep it around just in case. Give it a try and good luck!

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by andy_pickford In reply to New User Creation?

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by steve.hutson In reply to New User Creation?

Hi Andy,

First, I would question the advisability of giving all domain users Administrator authority over all local workstations. Most of the time, you can allow users to accomplish what they need with a lesser amount of authority. However, if you are sure you want to do this, create a global group, include all the users you wish to give this authority, and then make include that global group in the local group Administrators.

Best of luck

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by sabrinab In reply to New User Creation?

I'm with the second guy on this. Not to be **** or anything, but giving someone Administrator rights even at the CPU level is not advisable. Maybe they can be Power Users and you can give them that right within the User Manager for the Domain. Remember that the model without a Domain is 10 users or less, per MS, and NT doesn't like a lot of resource sucking items such as desktop fu. Giving the users complete control over the pc undermines your own authority and control. My first question would be why?

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by Gicu Artistu' In reply to New User Creation?

First of all you're not saying if you have a server and or what kind of network architecure (like one domain, some workgroups etc.)
So I'll try to help by assumming some situation.
1. You could have a network with a designated server in which caseyou could have a number of workgrups. In this case all the user names and rights are administrated by the local users on workstations. So you could establish peer to peer relations and general relations based on the Everyone group. On the peer to peer if you want to give to some users special rights to a station they have to be added locaclly and so on. But you'll have to give them all static IP's.
2 You could have a network with one server in which case you could make that server a primary domain controller and add some interesting services like WINS, DNS, DHCP which will allow you to give dinamic IP addresses you could set up shared directories on that server etc...The most importatnt of them all a primary domain controller (or PDC) gives you an authenticat

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by dbowlin In reply to New User Creation?

I agree with the others that it is questionable to give all users admin rights to their machines. However I read your question a bit differently. How do you add users from the network to users of the PC. My answer is don't bother, if they have rights to the network, they will be able to log onto the workstation as they log onto the network, a user profile will be created even though they are not a registered user of the workstation. When you want a user to have unique rights to the workstation, which they will not have to the network, is when you should consider setting users up with specific workstation rights. But why bother yourself with trying to maintain user rights at the workstation level in addition to the network level?

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