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admin rights keep disappearing!?!!

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  1. Matt18 New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am actually having a problem at work that our IT department hasn't been able to figure out. I am supposed to be a member of the admin group. We are on a domain. The problem is that everytime I reboot the computer I loose my admin rights(no longer in the administrator group) and just become a normal user again. I have tried googling this and didn't get to many results.
    I believe IT is just giving me local admin rights, not admin rights for the whole domain.

    Any suggestions?

    EDIT: It is on Windows XP Pro.
     
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    What server version is being used.

    If in your profile they have added the Administrator role it shoudl see it every time.
    Make sure that the worstation that you are using is actually communicating with the server and not using cached information on login.

    They should also make sure that you have "domain" or "enterprise" admin rights, and not just "Administrator". There are serveral types of administrators on windows networks.

    Ask them to remove you from the "user" role and make the "domain administrator" role your primary role.
     
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    I don't think they want me to have the domain administrator role. They just want me to have it locally on one machine. I'm not sure what server version is being used...
     
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    Sounds to me they are playing games with you :shadedshu
    Let me guess, they don't have that problem?
     
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    What is it that you cannot do that you need to?
    Perhaps there is another role that would be more appropriate.
     
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    Software installations. Driver installations. Ability to format drives(memory cards). Ability to run .exe files.

    I work alot with cell phones, servicing repair, etc.
     
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    I thought the same thing at first, but they add the rights back everytime I call.
     
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    Well something is odd, because if they change your roles you should have to log off and back into the domain for it to go into effect. The role change should then propogate to all servers in the domain (in about 15 minutes or so depending on how they have the servers st up).

    Most of what you are required to do only require local administration priviledges on your machine.

    How big big is the domain? Is it possible that your IT guys changes are being overridden and reversed at a higher level when the servers propogate information?
     
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    I do have to log off and log back in everytime they change it. The domain has at least 250 computers on it, and about 10 servers for various things. I don't think it is being overridden at a higher level. I have been dealing w/ the top IT guy.
     
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    Client isn't relevant. You're on a domain you say, I take it that's Win2K or 2K3, rights have the be changed in the AD.
     
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