Re: Help needed setting up roaming administrator

From: Paul Adare - MVP - Microsoft Virtual PC (
Date: 08/27/04

Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 04:34:11 -0400

In article <>, in the news group, Steve Hull
<> says...

> This leads to another question. I really don't want to walk around to
> each workstation and manually add DOMAIN\JOE to the local admins
> group. Is there any way to automate this (e.g., GPO, Script, etc.) ??

You can do this with the Restricted Groups option in Group Policy. You
really should read up on the feature (in help, and on the Microsoft web
site) before doing this however. You need to make sure that you set the
policy at the right place (for example, if you do this at the domain
level, you're going to wind up adding the account to the Administrators
group on your Domain Controllers as well as the workstations, which you
might not want to do). You also want to make sure that you keep the
default users and groups in the local Administrators group.

Paul Adare
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