How do I make my network play nice?
June 21, 2007 5:45 AM   Subscribe

Really simple windows 2000 server question: How do I add a network user to the local admin group?

We have a Windows 2003 server that is our AD controller. I have created a user account on it. I would like that user to be granted local administrator privileges on another server that is running Windows 2000 Advanced Server. When I try to add it using Computer Management --> Local Users and Groups, I get an error stating "The object EMTRAX\Users is not valid because only objects from domains that appear in the "Look In" box are allowed."

How do I get it to appear in this box? Or, how do I make it work without it being in the box? I'd prefer to not make this computer into a secondary domain controller or anything like that. The win2k server in question is already a member of the domain.
posted by fvox13 to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Best answer: Pop open a cmd window and do NET HELP LOCALGROUP. I think it will let you do what you want.
posted by flabdablet at 5:50 AM on June 21, 2007

Response by poster: Okay, that was too easy.... I wonder why you just can't do that through the UI.
posted by fvox13 at 5:56 AM on June 21, 2007

You can do it from the UI, as long as you log into the server using a domain account with local administrative permissions. But it's easier to do it from the command line, as you've seen.
posted by me & my monkey at 8:31 AM on June 21, 2007

The command line is a UI.

You kids get off my lawn :-)
posted by flabdablet at 4:47 PM on June 21, 2007

YKGOML should be in widespread use, but isn't yet, AFAICT.
posted by flabdablet at 4:50 PM on June 21, 2007

Whoops! Wrong thread. Senior citizen's moment.
posted by flabdablet at 4:52 PM on June 21, 2007

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