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Local admin rights getting dropped daily

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Local admin rights getting dropped daily

sman898
We have a number of users that require local admin rights to access a database system we have here. Starting last week 9/6, something is wiping out the rights on every machine on the network every night. Right now I'm manually restoring these rights to users while I try to find a resolution, but I have no ideas right now. I've looked at group policy and don't see anything out of the ordinary and nothing new was added to the network during this time. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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    rspurrell

    I'm sorry to say that I don't have a solution to this as I am having the exact same issue with one particular machine in my office. It seems each night the local admin rights are being deleted. Each morning I have to manually add this user to the local admin rights. I've checked all the same things. Group policies, virus scans, and the like. If any one has a solution to this it would be greatly appreciated.

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    steww

    Same issue as above. Simple Windows 2000 domain (no routing involved); one member server (Windows 2k3) and 5 workstations (XP Pro sp3) losing local admin group memberships. Doesn't matter if group members' accounts are local or domain; the only way I have been able to maintain admin access to these boxes is with a domain level policy to force local admin rights for the domain admins group. No other local or domain policies active; no event viewer log entries; no virus or spyware infections. All other computers (7 member servers and 60 workstations) are fine. Yes, I have checked DNS settings. I have reset computer accounts, removed and added computers to the domain, and no difference.

    This happens consistently with these systems, but at random times over the course of a day. Most frustrating when my users are in the middle of a network session and they lose access rights...

    Another weird symptom: I tried setting up the affected users as power users on these systems, but this level of credential seems not to be recognized.

    This one has me baffled....

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    rspurrell

    I'm sorry to say that I don't have a solution to this as I am having the exact same issue with one particular machine in my office. It seems each night the local admin rights are being deleted. Each morning I have to manually add this user to the local admin rights. I've checked all the same things. Group policies, virus scans, and the like. If any one has a solution to this it would be greatly appreciated.

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    steww

    Same issue as above. Simple Windows 2000 domain (no routing involved); one member server (Windows 2k3) and 5 workstations (XP Pro sp3) losing local admin group memberships. Doesn't matter if group members' accounts are local or domain; the only way I have been able to maintain admin access to these boxes is with a domain level policy to force local admin rights for the domain admins group. No other local or domain policies active; no event viewer log entries; no virus or spyware infections. All other computers (7 member servers and 60 workstations) are fine. Yes, I have checked DNS settings. I have reset computer accounts, removed and added computers to the domain, and no difference.

    This happens consistently with these systems, but at random times over the course of a day. Most frustrating when my users are in the middle of a network session and they lose access rights...

    Another weird symptom: I tried setting up the affected users as power users on these systems, but this level of credential seems not to be recognized.

    This one has me baffled....