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Windows 7: Domain user and local admin


16 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Domain user and local admin

Hello,

here is my case :
  • I'm using a laptop
  • I'm using this laptop at office and at home
  • At office I am a domain admin (let's say MyDomain\MyUser) and I use this user to log in to my machine
  • I have added MyDomain\MyUser as a local admin of my machine
  • At hime, I'm not connected to "MyDomain" but I still log in using the account MyDomain\MyUser. It's ok I can connect
But anyway, when I'm at home there are some things I cannot do like :
  • doing "cmd iisreset" --> must be admin
  • launching a "visual studio" solution whena project is registered to IIS --> must be admin
  • In SQL Server, I cannot do some modification (when I log as windows authentication, and even if this user is dbowner)
As I understand, when I'm disconnected of the domain, it does not "really" recognize me as being an admin any more, until he "can be sure" it's me by checking in the domain.

There are some scenario where this is very blocking for me.
Can I solve that ? And how ?

Many thanks !

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18 Aug 2010   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Welcome to Sevenforums,

I suggest you to have a look at the MS Support for Windows 7:
Windows 7 Solution Center

Do a search for keyword "Domain" (Domain not available) in the "Advanced Search" Tab.
This will display around 1000 results. Readed some and you might find what you're looking for.
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20 Aug 2010   #3

 

Most likely you need a VPN account, so you can connect to your company's trusted network when at home. Ask your IT dept for a VPN account so you can work at home and get your work done off the trusted LAN.

Adding your domain account as a local admin likely will do nothing to resolve your problem. Certain commands are very likely programmed to check your authentication against the Domain Controller (Authenticating Computer) before executing.
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21 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I agree, a VPN connection would most likely resolve this issue. Either that or if you can remote into a PC at your work and work via RDP (though this isn't nearly as efficient).
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21 Aug 2010   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
Either that or if you can remote into a PC at your work and work via RDP (though this isn't nearly as efficient).
Or nearly as secure
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21 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dranfu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
Either that or if you can remote into a PC at your work and work via RDP (though this isn't nearly as efficient).
Or nearly as secure
Indeed.
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