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Old 04-23-2003, 04:06 PM   #1
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Local Admin Rights on XP

Hi, I've got a workstation that has Windows XP Pro installed, and I want to connect it to my MDK 8.1 Samba Domain. I've made the necessary registry changes and have joined the machine to the domain succesfully, but now I want to add one of the Domain accounts to the local administrators group so that when I log on under that user I have local admin rights to install software etc..

When I log on as the local administrator, I go into Control Panel, Adminstrative Tools, Computer Management, select Local Users and Groups, then Groups, Select the Administrators Group, and attempt to add the user in under 'enter object names'. I can add in any other account and will give that account Local Administrator Rights, but when I add this particular account I get the following message when I click OK:

"The Object Picker Could not complete the operation succesfully for user Rod"

Has anyone come across this issue before, as it only appears to be affected on this account?
Old 04-24-2003, 08:28 AM   #2
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Can't think of any reason for this. Try removing the account from the server and re-creating it. If the others work, then it should work also.

Are there any differences in the group membership on the domain controller?
Old 04-24-2003, 08:54 AM   #3
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Smile Local Admin Rights on XP

No, exactly the same, I'll give that a try and let you know how I get on, I thought perhaps that I may have to do that, I just wondered if anyone had seen a reason why it happens as I've only got this on the one account, all the rest can be set as local admin rights fine...

thanks for your help

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when a pc joins samba pdc the rights are handle by samba so
make changes on smbconf file
add this to it

Domain administrators

The most important part of setup is setting up domain administrators. These are the only samba accounts that can add Windows NT/2000 machines to domain. See smb.conf for more details:

; domain administrators

domain admin users = root
Old 08-25-2003, 10:04 PM   #5
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Angry me too

I have exactly the same problem with just one user.

Just got a batch of new PC's a couple of them are running XP.
I can add every domain user to the local admin group except for this one individual.

I even deleted her user and recreated it, but still had the same issue.
Its definitely related to the one user as I get the same issue trying to add the user to another local admin group

In the end I just went with a local profile and mapped drives.


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