I have a need to add a domain account to the local admin group and
also grant it 'Log on as a service' right.

I have a VBScript to add the account to the admin group and a batch
file that uses the Res Kit util NTRIGHTS.EXE to agrant the 'Log on as
a service' right.

The problem I have is getting the things to execute. My apps have to
be deployed via GPOs so there is no domain access granted during the
MSI install.

If I set these as RunOnce values or as ActiveSetup values in the
registry they will only run if the user logging in has the necessary

How can I get these rights granted without leaving a trail of
sensitive passwords around?


PS: I know I can do this via GPO settings but I'd rather have a 'one-
stop-shop' approach to save the customer support monkeys from
conscious thought and the potential trauma that entails.
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You deploy via GPO, so you use MSIs, right?
How about adding a custom action that runs the needed actions? Then you can put the sources needed inside the msi.
Answered 01/04/2007 by: KPrinz
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