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Assign Local Admin Rights without local Admin Group

Q: Assign Local Admin Rights without local Admin Group

Hi We upgraded our desktops from Windows XP to Windows Admin Local Admin Group Rights local without Assign with Windows XP we used the resource kit s CDROMLOCK EXE to lock down CD and DVD Once installed a user had to be in the local administrators group to access a CD or DVD on that desktop For Windows it is not Windows compatible so I run the EXE in Vista SP- Compatibility mode which works perfect My question With a user in the local admin group they have access to the CD and DVD but also have full access to the desktop which is of concern Does anyone know how to assign a user name Either local Desktop or a Server domain account to a Assign Local Admin Rights without local Admin Group service or Exe Is there a way to either create a folder with full rights and then put the exe in the folder giving the user full admin rights to the folder or assign full admin rights to s single EXE file I am just not sure how Windows controls local admin rights other than the local Admin Group If Assign Local Admin Rights without local Admin Group this is in the wrong group please move Thanks B nbsp

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A: Assign Local Admin Rights without local Admin Group

You should be able to right-click on the exe file, then choose properties. On the "Compatibility" tab, there should be a checkbox for "Run as administrator", which you can check (enable) and save settings.
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I have a windows 2000 network that someone previously setup. I am having problem logging into one specific machine. The account does not seem to have admin rights to the local machine. I logged in as domain adming on the machine and went to control panel->user and added the domian account to the local admionistrators group but it still has a problem. Where do I look from here. I tried this account on another machine and it worked fine.

A:Admin rights to local machine

What type of network is it?

Peer-To-Peer, or are you using a domain?
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My computer is member of "Domain Computers".
My domain account is member of "administrator".
When i logg into my computer with my domain user account i have although NOT administrator priviligies.

ex: i get this message when run: devmgmt.msc:
"You are logged on as a standard user. You can view device settings in Device Manager, but you must be logged on as an administrator to make changes."

What can i do to get admin rights.
I will do everything to avoid logging in to local computer with local user.

A:i have no domain admin rights on local computer

Quote: Originally Posted by nettmester

My computer is member of "Domain Computers".
My domain account is member of "administrator".
When i logg into my computer with my domain user account i have although NOT administrator priviligies.

ex: i get this message when run: devmgmt.msc:
"You are logged on as a standard user. You can view device settings in Device Manager, but you must be logged on as an administrator to make changes."

What can i do to get admin rights.
I will do everything to avoid logging in to local computer with local user.

Hi NM,

If your the domain administrator, make sure the existing domain group policy (designed for XP or Vista) is not being applied to your Win7 machine as its about the only thing can be reverting your permissions.

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This is driving me crazy. I just implemented roaming profiles, but now my users are having issues because some of our applications require local admin rights. Also, we allow them to install software as needed.

Is there a way I can give the users Local Administrator rights either using a logon script or any other way?

Thanks for the help,
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Hi all I m a fairly Users for Kingdom Local Admin for My Rights My new guy to the whole My Kingdom for Local Admin Rights for My Users Active Directory thing and GPO paradigm so forgive me if the question seems droll - but I can t for the life of me figure out how to grant Local Admin rights to users on their laptops while logging into the domain I ve looked evrywhere - books forums websites - but there s not much information on the topic I usually hear the typcal security arguments IE - quot you re inviting malware quot and quot That s a bad idea quot Well when the bossguy can t get AOL to intall he s kinda pissy at having to call me over Ditto for every other software installation update etc I know one solution is to have the user log onto the local machine and have quot local admin rights quot but that requires that he log on intall log off log onto domain etc Too much too complicated The long and short of it is I m looking for a way to grant admin rights for their local machine while logged onto the domain Would I do this through groups GPO or a combanation Thanks so much for any information you could give me SW nbsp

A:My Kingdom for Local Admin Rights for My Users

The way to do it is to login to the computer with domain admin permissions (that's often the administrator account on the domain controller), manage local computer, local users and groups, administrators group, add, and choose the user that's supposed to have local admin privileges. Click OK for everything and you're good. A method I've used before is to create a group for each computer, add that group to the local administrators group, then you can add or remove a user from the groups as necessary. You can find out how to do it with group policy here --> which is the top result in a google search for "how to grant local admin domain". I can't say I'm impressed with your searching skills unless this doesn't answer your question.

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A:local admin group management

A developer would only have admni rights to a test server in a test network where he can try out his application. Then when the application is ready, he writes the procedures down and hand it over to the IT admin who handle all administration of the application on the live serer.
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A:Local admin group accounts in a domain etc.

Why fight the system? Use an account other than the "Administrator" account. It would appear Vista just isn't designed for that to be a user account.
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what would cause this to happen? my understanding is that once the user is in the local admin group they should have full access to everything on that laptop and rm will not supplt support because they do not support standard windows.

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net localgroup Administrators /ADD domain\SG_AD_Admins
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It keeps throwing me an Access is denied error when I run it as either local admin or network admin, which makes sense since I need the local account to get into computer management but then network admin to actually add the security group.

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When joining a set of laptops to the domain it prompts for domain admin credentials and appears to be successful, but gives an error of 'Changing the Primary Domain DNS name of this computer to " " failed. The name will remain domain.local
The error was:

The RPC Server is unavailable.

When attempting to add Domain Users to the local administrators group:
Windows cannot process the object with the name "domain users" because of the following error:
The RPC server is unavailable.
This happens even when wired on the network. I have tried uncommenting the localhost line in HOSTS, and manually adding the DNS server (which is also the DC).

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A:RPC error adding domain users to local admin group

Have you checked the RPC service on the server? Manually stop and restart it as well.
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A:Malware creating files in appdata/local/temp & hijacking admin rights

also as I stated, this is a SSD and I hate to think what all this adding/deleting is doing to the lifespan of the drive. if I even have a drive to save anymore since I can't seem to find what the heck has infected the system.
please any help would be greatly appreciated! I really need this computer in order to work.
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Please advise how I can achieve this.

Thanks in advance,

A:local admin account with no permit to edit other admin accounts

Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
are trying to do.

I would suggest create a single shared local admin account and give it your desktop admins, change the password every 60-90 days to keep it more secure. This is common practice in many
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I have discovered that there is a difference between the original local "Administrator" account and my (local) admin account. For instance my admin account cannot add a new user, whereas "Administrator" can.

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This was possible in previous versions of Windows - can it still be achieved and if so, how?

A:Give Local account with Admin rights, same access as "Administrator"?`

You need to add your new local account to the administrators group. To do this log in with your original Administrator account. Then open an elevated command prompt (right click on start and select Command Prompt (admin).

Then type: net localgroup administrators "UserName" /add

where UserName is the name of your new local account.

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A:Domain Admin vs Local Admin

Why should users have admin credentials in the first place? Why are you letting them install applications? Or change settings? Your setup makes no sense what so ever.
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A:can group policy be disabled without admin rights?

You don't remember exactly what you did?

Group Policy - Apply to a Specific User or Group

Problem being you have to be administrator.
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how can i solve tht problem.
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A:local admin

When you're connecting to it, do you remember to prefix the local login with PCNAME\? That is SERVER\administrator or PC1\administrator?
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A:Getting access to local admin

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A:System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?
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Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past
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A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe
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A:Reset XP local admin password

Hello Alex,

The one in METHOD THREE in the tutorial below will also work for XP.

Reset User Account Password

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Quote: Originally Posted by Senathon

I would like to setup an Local Admin account named "TOM". TOM account should be the account that is used when the laptop is first boots up after installation.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Witch

I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

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In as a few words possilbe, the users needs the ability to take ownership of files/folders on an external hard drive in order to write to it

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A:Local admin, part of a college domain..can i dual boot?

First things first; Does the computer belong to you personally, or is it assigned to you by the college ??

From what you're describing, it sounds like its theirs which means you should leave it alone and not tamper with it.

Having said that, ask your college IT department. They might be willing to help you out.
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A:[SOLVED] access denied to rename local profile, logged as admin

nm, just asked a coworker. says a reboot will usually kill anything tying up the profiles, if not, he uses a tool called LockHunter to find out what is accessing the profile and kills it from there.
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Acessing your account. Can the admin use AD or a domain service to over ride the local policy?

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vvcmarttech, sorry but domain admins in the AD can do most anything they want. No hiding from them.

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A:Logged In As Admin, But Don't Have Admin Rights

try right clicking on it and selecting "run as admin"
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version

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the actual admin account is hidden and disabled for security reasons,your referring to a account with admin privileges

go into properties for the drive and click on the security tab and check the permissions are enabled for your account
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[Error number: 0x8DDD0002]
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A:Logged in as admin but have no admin rights

Maybe this will help:
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I took ownership of everything to get rid of the nag messages.
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A tutorial---

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A:DOS Cmd run with admin rights if run from admin account?

Hello ndean, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It's the same in Windows 8.

Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
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Windows XP Home SP2
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A:Admin rights for Admin account?

Please download Trend Micro's HJTInstall.exe to your Windows Desktop.

Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe . The application will install by default to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis
Click on the Install button. A shortcut icon will be created on your Windows Desktop.
When the installation finishes, the HijackThis application will launch.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. When the scan is complete, a log file should open in notepad.
On the notepad document, click Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy and then paste the contents of the log file into your next reply to this thread.

>>Please-Do Not use the Analyze This button-the results can be dangerous if misinterpreted.
>>Please-Do Not have HijackThis 'fix' anything yet. Most of what if finds will be harmless or even required.
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A:"Unable to elevate to admin rights" error, when admin user

Try this:

SOLUTION: download the setup.exe for ADE, not using the flash install version.

Before you run it, right click on it and check "run as administrator" under the compatability tab. Also under the general tab I clicked on "unblock," which might have made a difference.

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