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I have Windows Server 2003 with Active Directory. When I try to create a user, then add it to the administors group the user still has the same privileges. In other words, when I try to give administrative privileges it doesn't work, the user still retains the same permissions.

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Rights (privileges) and permissions are 2 different things. Can you tell us what you're trying to have this user do or access so we can determine if this is a rights issue or a permissions issue. – joeqwerty Jun 7 '11 at 11:18
What doyou mean by administrative rights? What are you trying to allow them to do? – uSlackr Jun 7 '11 at 11:27
for example I have user1 and I want this user1 be administrator so right click of user1 then properties then member at the point I added administrators I think this is the right way to promote to give administrative permission and what is difference between privileges and permissions? and why when I have copied old administrator user it works? thanks – Codey Jun 7 '11 at 11:51
The difference between rights and permissions is basically this: rights determine what you can do (reset passwords) while permissions determine what you can access (files and folders). – joeqwerty Jun 7 '11 at 12:32
Are you adding the user to "Administrators" or "Domain Admins"? These do different things. – Handyman5 Jun 7 '11 at 22:38

Is the user a member of any other groups with more restrictive rights against the same objects? If so, the most restrictive rights will take affect.

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There is no group restrictive rights against the same objects the user member in domain users and administrators and I cant delete domain users message appeared the primary group can not be another group as primary if you want to remove this one so where is the problem? – Codey Jun 7 '11 at 10:05

The users need to log off and back on again before the changes take effect.

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I already tried but it didn't work, another ideas please? – Codey Jun 7 '11 at 10:06

Have you tried copying another account that has the permissions you wish the new user to have. If that works then as user48838 suggested confirm the account isn't a member of an restricted group or an member of a group that is denied access via NTFS.

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It works I copied administrator user with another name. but how can I know if this user denied access via NTFS or how can I permit access via NTFS? – Codey Jun 7 '11 at 10:09

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