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2008 R2 - Domain User as Administrator


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TheQuickBrownFox

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Hi guys,

I'm not quite sure what went wrong, or what's missing.
I have a domain user account which I added to the built-in Administrators group.
I am expecting that this Domain user has administrative privileges on a computer that's logged in the domain.

I log in using that user but whenever I perform something that requires administrative rights, Windows prompts me for a username/password.
I try to use the user account that I added to the Administrators group but Windows does not accept it.
It does, however, accept the built-in domain administrator user account to grant me access.

Why does my domain user account not have admin privileges even though it already belongs to the Administrators group?

Note:
The PC that I used to log in the domain is newly formatted, with newly installed OS.
Therefore, there should be no funky local settings that could have caused this.

Thanks!

edit: specified built-in domain administrator account, NOT the local administrator account.

Edited by Sera, 04 November 2012 - 07:16 PM.

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I have a domain user account which I added to the built-in Administrators group.


Hi,

The build-in Administrators group is always local only, you need to add the user to the Domain Admins group.
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Aha!
You're right SleepyDude!

Thanks!
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