Although the process described in this topic grants setup permissions, any user in the trustee group must also be a member of the Administrators group on a computer to install and activate Office Communications Server on that computer. For Enterprise Edition server installation and activation scenarios, the trustee group must also be a member of the Administrators group on the computer running the Microsoft SQL Server back-end database.
Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) Edit is a tool that you can use to find and copy the distinguished name that you need to supply in the wizard. For Windows Server 2003, ADSI Edit is included with the Support Tools. For Windows Server 2008, this tool is included with the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).
For Windows Server 2003, Support Tools are available from the Windows Server 2003 CD in the \SUPPORT\TOOLS folder, or you can download them from Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 32-bit Support Tools at . Instructions for installing the Support Tools from the product CD are available from Install Windows Support Tools at . Adsiedit.dll is automatically registered when you install the support tools. If, however, you copied the files to your computer, you must run the regsvr32 command to register the adsiedit.dll file before you can run the tool.
For Windows Server 2008, the RSAT package is copied to the server by default when you install Windows, but it is not installed by default. You use Server Manager to install individual tools. ADSI Edit is included under Role Administration Tools, Active Directory Domain Services Tools, Active Directory Domain Controller Tools. For details about installing Remote Server Administration Tools, see .
To use Setup.exe to grant setup permissions
1.Log on to a computer in the domain where you want to grant permissions. Use an account that is a member of the Domain Admins group or that has equivalent user rights.
2.From the Office Communications Server installation folder or CD, run SetupEE.exe (for Enterprise Edition server consolidated configuration) or SetupSE.exe (for Standard Edition server) to start the deployment tool.
3.Click Prepare Environment.
4.Click Prepare Active Directory.
5.Click Delegate Setup and Administration.
6.At Delegate Setup Tasks, click Run.
7.On the Welcome page, click Next.
8.On the Authorize Group page, in Select Trustee domain, specify the domain that contains the group to which you want to delegate permissions.
9.In Name of existing group, type the name of the group to which you want to delegate permissions, and then click Next.