Allow a user to be a local administrator on a specific computer

Updated: August 21, 2008

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

A user can log on to any client computer in the Windows SBS 2008 network by using an account that is based on a Standard User role. However, to allow a user to become a local administrator on a specific client computer, complete the following procedure.

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You must be a network administrator to complete this procedure.

To allow a user to be a local administrator on a specific computer on the network
  1. Open the Windows SBS Console.

  2. On the navigation bar, click the Network tab, and then click Computers.

  3. Click the computer that you want to allow the user account to access, and then click View computer properties.

  4. On the Computer properties page, click User Access.

  5. Click each user account that you want to allow to access this computer. Then to enable remote access to this computer, click Can log on remotely to this computer.

  6. To grant local administrator rights to the selected computer for this user account, in the Access Level sectiion, select Local Administrator.

  7. Click Apply, and then click OK.

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