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hemp
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      02-08-2008
I need to have someone other than a network admin be able to log in (locally)
and reboot the server(s). I'd rather create a new account so it can be
shared with a few trusted employees, but I don't want them to be able to much
more than rebooting. I know I can set the "log on to" to only allow the
account to log on to the servers, but what are the minimum rights that the
account would need to be able to log in and reboot. Or does anyone have any
other recommendations?
I would need this account to be able to log in to a few different servers too.
Servers are Windows 2003 AD
Thanks

Hemp
 
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Unai Castro
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      02-10-2008
You can allow users reboot serves with "Shut down the system" right using a
GPO. You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate
policy and expanding the console tree as such: Computer Configuration\Windows
Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\. You can
group these servers in organizational unit and apply the policy.

http://technet2.microsoft.com/window....mspx?mfr=true

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"hemp" wrote:

> I need to have someone other than a network admin be able to log in (locally)
> and reboot the server(s). I'd rather create a new account so it can be
> shared with a few trusted employees, but I don't want them to be able to much
> more than rebooting. I know I can set the "log on to" to only allow the
> account to log on to the servers, but what are the minimum rights that the
> account would need to be able to log in and reboot. Or does anyone have any
> other recommendations?
> I would need this account to be able to log in to a few different servers too.
> Servers are Windows 2003 AD
> Thanks
>
> Hemp

 
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hemp
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      02-10-2008
Sounds good. Thanks

"Unai Castro" wrote:

> You can allow users reboot serves with "Shut down the system" right using a
> GPO. You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate
> policy and expanding the console tree as such: Computer Configuration\Windows
> Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\. You can
> group these servers in organizational unit and apply the policy.
>
> http://technet2.microsoft.com/window....mspx?mfr=true
>
> Regards,
>
>
> "hemp" wrote:
>
> > I need to have someone other than a network admin be able to log in (locally)
> > and reboot the server(s). I'd rather create a new account so it can be
> > shared with a few trusted employees, but I don't want them to be able to much
> > more than rebooting. I know I can set the "log on to" to only allow the
> > account to log on to the servers, but what are the minimum rights that the
> > account would need to be able to log in and reboot. Or does anyone have any
> > other recommendations?
> > I would need this account to be able to log in to a few different servers too.
> > Servers are Windows 2003 AD
> > Thanks
> >
> > Hemp

 
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