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Who has local admin rights?

By noxigen ·
Do you know how many people have local admin rights in your organization? Not just directly, but via nested groups too (gasp). I usually see a lot more access given than is actually needed on Windows servers because it's difficult to delegate granular server permissions.

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local admin rights to what though?

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Who has local admin right ...

as a dev I have them to my machine mostly. Firewall and AV policies are managed through active directory.

I certainly don't have them to any servers. You couldn't give them to me, I'd just throw my toys out of pram and make you take them back.

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Admin rights on servers

by noxigen In reply to local admin rights to wha ...

I'm speaking specifically about access to servers. Even just connecting to them via Remote Desktop to perform work.

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Very few.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Who has local admin right ...

Our field service techs have it, since they often have to install or update diagnostic programs. Some abuse it, most don't.

A limited number of software developers have it.

Those are the only user groups that routinely get local admin. Level 1 service desk technicians have it on client systems but not servers. Level 2 has it on clients and servers. We use groups for Level 1 and 2, but we don't nest within those groups.

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