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Delegate DFS Management Permissions in Windows Server 2008

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-server-2008-operating-systems

DFS server is only created in Windows server 2008 network environment when the organization is stretched and is considered as either medium or large scale industry. Categorization of the scale of industry also indirectly though represents the number of employees working in it. In this kind of setup sometimes it becomes quite hectic for the administrators to manage every aspect of the infrastructure and therefore they may want to delegate some controls to any comparatively smart and intelligent non-administrative user. Same is the case with the delegation of management permissions in DFS. With the help of Delegate Management Permissions feature offered by DFS in Windows server 2008 administrators can reduce some of their burden by delegating the management permissions to any standard user account or group. As an administrator if you want to do so you are required to follow the steps given below:

1.       Logon to Windows server 2008 computer where DFS server role is installed with domain admin credentials.

2.       Open DFS Management snap-in by going to Administrative Tools in start menu.

3.       In the opened snap-in right click on the namespace for which you want to delegate management permissions to any other user and from the available menu click on Delegate Management Permissions.

4.       On the opened box browse and locate for the user or group to which you want to delegate permissions and click on Ok button to assign the permissions.