Elevate a domain user account to administrator on a local workstat

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by User Rights, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. User Rights

    User Rights Guest

    How can I elevate a regular domain user to administrator on a local
    workstation in Windows Server 2003 SBS
     
    User Rights, Jul 22, 2005
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  2. On the workstation, Control Panel -> Users. If the domain user is not
    listed, add him/her with Administrator permissions. In the Domain column,
    make sure it's showing the domain rather than the local machine name.
     
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Jul 22, 2005
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  3. User Rights

    User Rights Guest

    I am trying to do this an error comes up sayinmg:

    "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain
    failed"

    What can I do?
     
    User Rights, Jul 22, 2005
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  4. That sounds as if you need to ensure that you have set the local
    Administrator password to something known, then remove the workstation from
    the domain (My Computer | Properties | Computer Identity), then restart and
    rejoin the workstation to the domain.

    - Jeff Middleton
     
    Jeff Middleton [SBS-MVP], Jul 22, 2005
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  5. Is the client computer showing up on the list of computers in the Server
    Management console on the SBS?
     
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Jul 22, 2005
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  6. It sounds like you haven't done the connect computer wizard. This
    wizard makes you a local admin.
     
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Jul 23, 2005
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  7. User Rights

    User Rights Guest

    Yes, it is

     
    User Rights, Jul 23, 2005
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  8. In that case, I'd go with Jeff's solution.


     
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Jul 23, 2005
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