Account with permissions to reboot server

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by hemp, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. hemp

    hemp Guest

    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
     
    hemp, Feb 8, 2008
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  2. hemp

    Unai Castro Guest

    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/windo...5eb0-4f98-a53c-98fa8bd6daa11033.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
     
    Unai Castro, Feb 10, 2008
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  3. hemp

    hemp Guest

    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/windo...5eb0-4f98-a53c-98fa8bd6daa11033.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
     
    hemp, Feb 10, 2008
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