Systems Management Question

How to get administrative privilege for domain user?

01/13/2014 1458 views

Some programer complains they cannot run program which need administrative permission.

Now, they are domain user. How to get administrative permission for domain user? and How to solve this problem.

Help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • A domain user is not the same as domain admin.

    this all depends how your IT policies are set. Do you choose to make every user a local admin, and giving them complete freedom over there machines? making it possible to install whatever they want but not necessarily need - including unlicensed material...

    then you need to set your users as local administrators.

    We do not do this, everyone has power user rights, and yes, this involves our helpdesk to do installations when needed and requested and approved by the direct manager.
    But at least we know what software is installed for whom.

    no admin rights sometimes has downsides as well, like eg to enable some programs to run correctly for power users, registry tweaks and changing permissions is sometimes needed.

    And not giving out admin access to anyone reduces the attacks of malware / virus attacks.
    • http://software.dell.com/products/desktop-authority-management-suite/#

      has a tool called privilege manager..check it out

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The best way to manage this is to grant the user R/W rights to the appropriate folders & reg keys to run the program in question.  Providing Local Admin rights is common for developers or programmers, but not always a wise thing to do.  Check with management to ensure you're meeting the appropriate security guidelines or obtain a waiver (if your company is setup this way) for the user.

Answered 01/20/2014 by: vjaneczko
9th Degree Black Belt

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