Adding Domain User from Trust Domain (Two way Trust) to Local Administrator Group RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all

    I am trying to figure out what the quickest way to add a user from a different domain to the local administrator computer account.  Ultimately we will move these computers off this domain and add it to the new trusted domain.  Not sure which script is best to perform this.

    New Domain = NewUSA

    Old Domain = CldUSA

    User to be added to local admin =jdoe

    Any help is greatly appreciated.    Thank you 

    • Moved by Bill_Stewart Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:48 PM Abandoned
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 1:59 PM

All replies

  • You can only do this if the domains have a full trust and you are an admin in both domains.

    It is possible to add the unavailable domain admin group SID at any time. Look in the Gallery for scripts that can add groups to local admin group.

    For Windows 10 you can use the Add-LocalGroupMember CmdLet.


    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 3:08 PM
  • JRV....  Sorry if I was not clear there is full two way trust with this domain and I would be a domain admin on both domains.  Hope that answers your questions.  Thank you 
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:03 PM
  • So use Add-LocalGroupMember to add the account.


    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:16 PM