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What rights and priviliges does a domain administrator have in a SBS and Win 7 environment?

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  • Umm... Domain Administrator rights? Did you expect something different, possibly due to UAC in Win7? – joeqwerty Jun 9 '10 at 4:50
  • What are these rights? Yes, you can never sure with UAC in Win7. – CJ7 Jun 9 '10 at 4:55
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    UAC in and of itself doesn't confer any rights. It also doesn't remove any rights. It's a mechanism for controlling the context in which applications and processes run (privilege level). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Account_Control – joeqwerty Jun 9 '10 at 5:05
  • OK, point taken. So what are the rights of a domain administrator compared to other accounts? – CJ7 Jun 9 '10 at 6:45
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Full access to anything and everything - just like for SBS with Vista or XP.

That's the environment we have here, SBS2008 with 15 Windows 7 clients and 3 XP laptops.

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  • So the domain administrator account is like the local administrator? Does it need to be added to the administrators group on each client machine? – CJ7 Jun 9 '10 at 4:49
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    Nope. Domain admins (assuming the machine is joined to the domain) are automatically local admin members. – northirid Jun 9 '10 at 4:57
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Domain Administrators have Administrative privileges over the entire domain.

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