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KB-1788: Why domain admin authority is needed when running the adjoin command with option -T or --trust

Centrify DirectAudit ,   Centrify DirectControl ,   Centrify Identity Service, Mac Edition ,  

12 April,16 at 11:11 AM

Applies to:

All versions of Centrify DirectControl


Question:

Why is the domain admin authority required to join machines with -T or --trust flag ?


Answer:

-T flag of adjoin means "trust computer for delegation". An Active Directory user with delegated permissions to create and delete computer objects will not be
able to join machines with -T option. “Enable User and Computer account to be trusted for Delegation” AD permission needs to be granted to an AD user in order to use
-T option to specify a computer account to be trusted for delegation.

For reference please use the Knowledge Base article from Microsoft:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772612.aspx

By default, domain admin has this permission. For non-admin user, enable the following group policy to grant this permission:

"Computer Configuration" > "Windows Settings" > "Security Settings" > "Local Policies" > "User Rights Assignment" > "Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation".

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