(AWS managed) AD - give local admin rights to domain users

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Note: This post is part of a series (Part 4):

Situation: You have a bunch of systems in an (AWS managed) AD, and you want to give AD users local admin rights.

Problem: You don’t know how.

Solution: This post or this very nice video, or both.

  • Basically there are two ways.
    • One, you have an AWS managed AD, then you get …
    • Two, you don’t want to use the AWS groups or have a standard AD, then …
      • stick to the video.

Hint: It’s easiest if you perform thost actions as the DOMAIN\Admin user, so you don’t have to enter that user’s password all the time.