domains and local computer rights

By Sue T ·
We are running active directory on a 2003 server and have been able to join people to the domain and then also on their computer we have been able to make them a power user on the local computer. We have set up a new domain on a new 2003 server running active directory and for some reason on this new setup we can no longer make them a power user on their computer. They tell me they are not using group policys and we did not use group policy on the old domain. When I try on their computer to add them to a group I do not see anything other then the local computer where as on the old domain I could see not only the local computer but also the domain controller in the location so I could choose the domain and it was able to find the user. We need to be able to make them power users on their computer because of a program they use but we do not want to make them a power user on the domain. Any suggestions/ideas are appreciated. Thank you.

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by bart777 In reply to domains and local compute ...

Check the settings on these new machines. Make sure they are using the DNS server for the NEW DC and not the old domain.

If they point to the incorrect box they won't be able to do much on the new domain.

You might also try removing them from the new domain and then re-adding them once the DNS is verified.

Best of luck.

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by Sue T In reply to Hmmm

Thank you for your reply. I will try your suggestions tomorrow.

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Thank you

by Sue T In reply to Hmmm

That worked. They did not change the DNS on the DHCP server so it was still giving out the old DNS IP. As soon as I figure out how to give you a thumbs up you will get it. Have a great day - you sure made mine better.

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