Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How to Grant Local Admin rights to Domain users (Restricted Group)

Scenario: Suppose there are some Action or service accounts which needs Local admin rights on the (bulk) machines.
Solution:  1) Either add those accounts to the machines one by one in every machines.
                    2) Do it with “Restricted groups” in group policy, Please check the attached file to do “step by step”.

The purpose of this document is to explain about “How to put a group of Active Directory users into the local Administrators group on the clients using Restricted Groups without giving Domain Admin permission”. In my example, the group is called “OpsMgrAdmins”.
I have added the members into this group who need Local Admin privilege on (=target) machines.
Now create an OU and move all the (=target) machines into that OU. In my example the OU is called “OpsMgrComputersOU”
Now move the target machines into that OU.
Select the OU and click OK.
Can see the target machine into the OU.

Now open the Group policy management by using gpmc.msc command.
Right click on the OU and select Create a GPO in the domain, and Link it here.
Name the GPO and click OK. In my example it is “ LocalAdminRights to OpsMgrAdmin Group”
Now right click on the newly created GPO and select Edit.
Now one more window will open. Select “Restricted Groups” and right click and Select Add Group.
Specify the Group and click OK.
One more Beautiful window will open, Click on the Add button on Second window “This group is a member of:”
And add Administrators here.
This is it, now all the members of “OpsMgrAdmins” group have Local Admin rights to the (=targeted) machies (Machines which are there inside “OpsMgrComputersOU” OU.)  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Step by Step Installation and Configuration of Opalis 6.3 Server

Insert the Opalis s/w CD on the server CD/DVD ROM and let it auto run.
  1. Select Install Opalis Integration Server

2.) Now select Install the Management Server
3.) Click on NEXT
4.) Provide the USER INFORMATION and click NEXT.
5.) Click NEXT.
6.) Provide Logon Information.

7.) Click NEXT.
8.) Click on FINISH (Opalis Integration Server installation has been completed).
Now we will configure the Datastore for the Opalis Integration Server.
  1. Select Configure the Datastore
  2. Select the Database type; in this demo we’ll select Microsoft SQL Server.
  3. Now Provide the SQL Server Details and Click NEXT.
  4. Provide the Database Details and click FINISH (Now Opalis Database Configuration is completed successfully).

Now third step to Import the Licenses.
  1. Select Import a License.
  2. Click on Import and select the Licenses.

Licenses are imported successfully.
Now we’ll Install the Client.
  1. Select Install the Client.
  2. Click on NEXT.

  1. Provide the User Information.
  2. Provide the Destination Folder details wherever you want to install the Opalis Client and Click NEXT.
  3. Click on FINISH.

Now all the Opalis Components have been installed successfully.
Open the Opalis Integration Server Console and verify it.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Step by Step Installation of SCVMM Server and Administrator Console.

Launch the Setup.exe from the SCVMM Installation disc and select the VMM Server.
Accept the License agreement.

Provide the username and Company Information.
Click Next.
Select the file location where you want SCVMM Server to be installed.
Provide the Database information and Click NEXT (Check “Create a new database” if you haven’t created any database for SCVMM already).
Provide the Library information(Shared location) where you wants to store VM’s, VHD’s and Click Next.
Provide the Port and VMM service account information and Click Next.
Click Install.

Now Installation of SCVMM Administrator console:
Again launch the Setup.exe from the SCVMM Installation disc and select the VMM administrator Console.

Remember this is the Port 8100 will be used for the VMM Server and VMM Administrator console communication (VMM Administrator console can be installed on any other Domain machine also).
Congratulations now you have successfully installed the VMM Server and VMM Administrator console.
Now add the Hyper-V hosts and you are good to go.