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By Mark Neller ·
I have several hundred users spread over multiple offices, all of which do not have local administrator rights to their NT4 workstation. This means that they can't install/deinstall certains applications and services on their workstation.

I need to be able to easily add the domain users global group to the local administrators group without visiting every desktop, and without getting the user to logon locally as adminstrator to do this.

I have tried making the domain users group a member of the administrators group and then placing a line in the logon script using the net group command to automate this, but it didn't work.

Any suggestions on how to do this?

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Local Administrator

Easy as pie, dload Hyena from http://www.adkins-resource.com/ This will allow you to edit the local administrators groups from one location. Create a global group named Local Admins, put your trusted users in there, out the global group "Local Admins" in every local "Administrators" group on all the machines. I do it all the time you could even create macros in Heyna to do it for you if you like.

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by Mark Neller In reply to Local Administrator
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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Local Administrator

thats..
...there, PUT the global group..

Basically the idea here anyone in the local ADMINISTRATORS group on the box is a local admin to that box. You could just add the users username to that group and forget the whole global group thing too. Like I said you can do this all from Hyena runing on an NT workstation or Win2k Pro box. Enjoy.

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by Mark Neller In reply to Local Administrator

Worked great...

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